Doctor facing rape suit to know fate next week
Doctor James Mugo Ndichu, alias Wairimu, will on November 8 know his fate in a rape case filed by a patient.
Mugo (right), who is also facing another charge of operating an illegal medical facility in 2015, urged Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Micheni to acquit him for lack of evidence. The case was scheduled for judgement yesterday, but the magistrate directed Mugo to return to court on November 8 when the judgement will be delivered.
In his final submissions, Mugo had asked the magistrate to acquit him, saying he had never met the said woman. “Your honour, I do not know the victim in the case against me. I had offered to submit myself for a DNA test, but my request was ignored,” he told the court. “I have never used an alias name, Mugo Wairimu. I consider the alias an insult”, he said.
He added that he had never supplied anything to any facility known as Prestige Healthcare and had never possessed any irradiating device as alleged by the prosecution.
In 2015, Mugo was charged with rape of a woman patient and 11 other counts of operating unregistered clinics. He denied ever using the alias Mugo wa Wairimu to operate any medical facility and produced an unsworn statement in a bid to clear his name.
Mugo is serving an 11-year sentence for different charges of operating unlicensed medical facilities, including Milan Health International Limited in Kayole in 2018.
In the current case, he is accused of raping a woman patient at Prestige Healthcare Clinic in Githurai 44 in 2015 by allegedly administering four tablets of unknown drugs to her with the intention of overpowering her to engage in sexual activity, among other charges.
According to the prosecution, Mugo went into hiding on November 7, 2015, after security officers raided the Kayole clinic, where he was alleged to have been procuring abortions. The clinic had no licences.
Before his arrest,Mugo’s mission to buy a T-Shirt led to his arrest by the then Flying Squad officers.
The officers pounced on Mugo outside Utalii House,who had been on the run for close to a week after the alleged offences.
According to the prosecution, Mugo went into hiding on November 7, 2015 after security officers raided the Kayole clinic, where he was alleged to have been procuring abortions. The clinic had no licences.
Soon after he disappeared, senior DCI commanders piled pressure on Flying Squad chiefs Musa Yego and John Njoroge to have him arrested. Yego turned the heat on his officers. He deployed them in various houses in the city where police suspected Mugo had been hiding.