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James Mugo Ndichu, also known as Mugo Wairimu, who had been accused of raping a woman patient at Prestige Healthcare Clinic in Githurai 44 in 2015 after administering four tablets of unknown drug to her, was on Monday sentenced to 29 years in jail for unlawfully administering drugs to women patients at his clinic with intent to rape them.

The court considered Mugo’s mitigation and the seriousness of the offences while delivering the sentence, where Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Micheni said noted that Mugo was a danger to society, especially women, and needed to be kept away.

“He endangered the female patients and would administer to them drugs and rape them. He made himself a gynecologist,” the magistrate said.

According to the court, the prosecution did not query Mugo’s academic credentials but his operating medical facilities without a permit and administering drugs to patients with the intention of raping them.
In the second count, the magistrate sentenced Mugo to serve 25 years in jail, without the three years he has already served in remand.

On each of the third, fourth and seventh count, Mugo was sentenced to serve six months in jail while on counts five, eight, nine, ten, 11 and 12, he was sentenced to one year in jail each. The sentences will run concurrently.

Speaking to the court, Mugo said he was remorseful as he started his career to serve the community and the country only to end up behind bars.

“I regret that what I started as a noble ambition took me to where I am. I pray for a lenient sentence that will allow me to join my family and continue serving my community as a citizen,” he told the court.
Mugo also added that he was happy that the matter had come to a conclusion after seven years. He prayed for lenient sentences as he has elderly parents.

“My parents have never known peace since 2015 as they are traumatised seeing me in jail. I will be turning 47 in December and my remaining productive life is not long. Please give me a light sentence, please consider my mitigation and give me hope as I suffer from high blood pressure, hyperthyroid and Asthma,” Mugo pleaded the court.

He will now serve a jail term of 25 years excluding the one he has served when he was in remand.
By Jane Kibathi.