I will continue attending to my patients, Mugo wa Wairimu
The Nairobi ‘doctor’ accused of raping a female patient has said he will continue practicing medicine even if he is jailed.
James Mugo Ndichu alias Dr Mugo wa Wairimu, in an interview with The Nairobi News, said that he resumed running his six health facilities across the city as soon as he was released on bail.
Mugo graduated with a Bachelor in Science degree in Nursing at the University of Nairobi in 2000. He is not a registered as a Doctor with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
And despite the bad publicity generated by the rape case, he said patients still go to him for treatment.
“Even if I am jailed today I will continue practicing medicine while in jail. I am still paying Helb (Higher Education Loans Board) for the education they funded at the University of Nairobi. I will continue doing what I was trained to do since I have the skills and was trained for six years,” said Mugo.
Mugo grabbed media headlines in September 2014 after a sensational video clip showing a man sexually abusing a sedated woman at the Prestige Health Care clinic in Githurai went viral and sparked public outrage on social media.
He was arrested in a Limuru hotel, where he was hiding, and charged with rape and multiple counts of operating unlicensed clinics and practicing without authority.
He denied all the charges and was released on a Sh1 million cash bail.
In the interview with Nairobi News, Mugo said the court did not bar him from practicing medicine and that he will continue handling medical conditions.
“I am a qualified medical practitioner and so I will keep practicing what I was trained to do,” he added.