A Nairobi courtroom was thrown into laughter after self-proclaimed doctor Mugo wa Wairimu presented documents showing he was admitted to a maternity hospital hence he could not personally attend proceedings.
Wairimu, born James Mugo Ndichu, intended to present hospital documents before Milimani Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo to prove that he was not in good health to attend hearings in the past.
The controversial “doctor” allegedly raped a woman, named ABC to protect her identity, at his Prestige Health Care clinic in Githurai 44 on November 1, 2014.
He was arrested on September 10, 2015 at the Gitungo Hotel in Limuru, Kiambu County, after Citizen Television aired a video showing a sedated woman being sexually assaulted in a hospital examination bed.
Mugo is facing charges of rape, administering a sedative and 10 counts of operating unregistered clinics.
Wairimu was on Wednesday, August 24 detained for ten days pending ruling on application by the state to have his bond terms cancellation.
This is after the prosecution made an application to have him in police custody until the rape case is heard and determined. The prosecution raised concern that Mugo wa Wairimu was not attending court hence delaying his case.
The prosecution further stated Mugo wa Wairimu has been interfering with witnesses via his social media accounts touching on ongoing case.
Mugo through his advocate told the court that at one point he was unwell hence could not have attended court. He presented before court a document from a health center that deals with maternity and ultra sound services raising eyebrow on the authenticity of the document and his claims
Mugo wa Wairimu was released on a bond of Sh5 million with an alternative of a cash bail of Sh1 million on October 5, 2015. He failed to deposit the cash bail and was detained in Industrial Area Prison.
He was presented before court in November 23, 2015, where Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo adjourned his case until the defense collects sufficient witness statements.