Two employees of ‘quack doctor’ Mugo wa Wairimu charged

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The two however denied all the five counts.
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Two people alleged to be employees of quack doctor Mugo Wa Wairimu were Thursday arraigned in a Nairobi Court and charged with several offences of operating illegally.

The two were charged with operating a business while not registered as a pharmacist by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board and operating a medical laboratory without registration and license by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.

They were also charged with practicing as unregistered and unlicensed medical practitioners and practicing nursing and using the “Doctor” title without qualification.

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The two however denied all the five counts. Presiding Magistrate Martha Mutuku however noted that the case was sensitive and ordered the detention of the two for seven days pending a pre-bail report which will determine their release.

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The two were practicing at Millan Health International Limited in Kayole, Nairobi.

Elsewhere, a  Nyeri labor court has allowed Auditor-General Edward Ouko to settle of court a suit by an audit manager accused of soliciting a 20 million shillings bribe to doctor reports.

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Through lawyer Milcah Ondek, Ouko told Judge Nzioki wa Makau of the Labour court in Nyeri that he would prefer an out of court settlement of the dispute filed by Raphael Muigai Ikame.

In the cases, Ikame says he received an interdiction letter in March for allegedly soliciting for the money to alter an audit report for Kirinyaga County Government for the 2016/17 financial year.

Ikame filed a suit seeking reinstatement and compensation.

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Ouko, through his lawyers, sought for time to try an alternative dispute resolution mechanism.  Judge Makau consented to the request but cautioned that if the parties fail to resolve the dispute, hearing of the case will proceed.

The case will be mentioned on January 16 to confirm if the matter has been resolved. While the auditor-general has maintained that the suspension was lifted, Ikame claims he has remained on half pay since April and that disciplinary action against him was still in force.

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