Mugo wa wairimu, his co-accused denied bail

Fake doctor Mugo Wairimu at the Milimani court, where he was denied bail. [ Courtesy-Standard]

Mugo wa Wairimu and his two workers have been charged afresh at the Milimanli Law Courts.

Mugo and his co-accused Victor Gathiru , alias Doctor Victor, and Risper Ouma appeared before Magistrate Martha Mutuku to plead to the charges after joining of the cases.

The three were charged with unlawfully operating a pharmacist while not registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board. They denied all counts.

Mugo had been first charged with a similar offence on November 23 and was denied bond while the other two were charged on November 8.

The court was told by prosecution that on November 3, the three operated the Millan Health International Limited in Kayole, Nairobi.

Gathiru and Ouma were charged with carrying out business of a pharmacist in a premise not registered by the board.

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In the last count, they were charged with operating a medical laboratory without registration and license from the Kenya Medical Laboratory and Technologists Board.

They faced another count of practicing while unregistered and unlicensed.

The accused are said to have used the title ‘doctor’ with no qualification.

They had requested to be released on bail, saying they are students and were working as interns.

“I am a student at Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC),” said Gathiru.

Ouma requested the court to grant her bail, saying she is also a student at Kiriri College.

Mugo faced two counts of unlawfully running a pharmacy not registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

The prosecution asked the court to deny Mugo bond because he has a proven he can jump bail.

Magistrate Martha Mutuku ruled that bond terms of Sh200,000 granted to Mugo’s co-accused still stands.

She however directed that Mugo to stay in remand.

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