We don’t have evidence to charge Mugo wa Wairimu with rape-police
The police do not have sufficient evidence to press rape charges against Mugo wa Wairimu.
Head of Serious Crimes Unit John Kariuki last evening appealed to the victims to report to the CID headquarters on Kiambu Road in Nairobi.
“Please come forward so we can get the evidence required in law,” he said.
“We are at the risk of having no evidence to charge the suspect in court.”
Mathari Hospital psychiatrist J Kisivuli yesterday said Wairimu is mentally sound and fit to face police investigations and possibly trial.
The suspect was taken to the hospital for examination on Monday.
Kariuki said none of the women who spoke to the media claiming to have been raped at the clinic have recorded statements, so police are in a dilemma.
Investigators yesterday visited the Prestige Clinic in Githurai 44 to gather more evidence.
The visit aimed to compare the clinic’s facilities with the images captured on camera of a man sedating and raping his patients.
Police interrogated Wairimu but are yet to formally record his statement.
He was to record statements by last evening after the doctors certified he is mentally okay. Kariuki said only two victims – a woman whose title deed the doctor is said to have confiscated over unpaid bills and another woman who claims to have been sedated – have spoken out.
The second victim (name withheld) said she was sedated but does not recall being raped by Wairimu.
If the evidence against him is insufficient, police can only press charges of indecently assaulting his patients.
The maximum jail term for this offence is one year.
Rape cases require forensic investigations so police can prove beyond reasonable doubt to secure a conviction.