Nairobi, KENYA: The Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (KOGS) has denied James Mugo Ndichu alias Mugo Wa Wairimu as being an obstetrician or gynecologist.
According to KOGS Secretary General Dr. Benjamin Odongo, Mugo is not and has never been an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, and his practice bears the hallmarks of social injustice, lack of ethics and defilement of human rights.
“I have no doubt in my mind that patients and women have died in this country as a result of the interventions of such quacks who not only openly practice in rural areas, but in urban centres as well,” said Odongo.
He further added that Mugo’s actions were a direct assault to the professional integrity of obstetricians and gynecologists earning an honest living, and also went against the Kenyan Constitution that articulates that every individual should access universally the highest attainable standard of care including emergency treatment.
They said there is need for him to face the full wrath of the law and severe recourse meted by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board (KMPDB).
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Mugo wa Wairimu who previous was charged with illegally running a private health facility three years ago, came into media limelight again after investigative piece by NTV’s Dennis Okari exposed him to be running a clinic with a different name.
In 2015, Wairimu was charged in court with rape, illegally administering unknown drugs and operating as a pharmacist without a license from the pharmacy and poisons Board.
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Detectives, during the weekend, launched a manhunt for Wairimu in Kayole at Nyama Villa stage where Mugo runs a 24-hour health service.
When the officers pounced on the clinic in the company of KMPDU officials on Saturday, Wairimu was missing but a man identified as Victor, Wairimu’s right-hand man was nabbed.
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Currently, two men believed to be part of his illegal clinic are in police custody but Wairimu is yet to be arrested after going missing.