Fake doctors detained after vaccinating people with fake Johnson & Johnson

Wallace Mugendi Njeru and Kenneth Mukundu Njeru before Milimani Law courts where they were detained for another five days. Photo/Suek

Court has allowed two people who have been masquerading as doctors in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County and vaccinating people with fake Johnson and Johnson vaccines to be detained for another five days to allow police to complete investigations.

Wallace Mugendi Njeru and Kenneth Mukundu Njeru were presented before Principal Magistrate Sinkiyian Tobiko where police sought to detain them to investigate how the two managed to open and operate an unlicensed clinic and purport to vaccinate people between July and August 2021.

According to detectives, the respondents were assisted to impersonate a medical doctor under Crane hospital and administered fake covid-19 vaccine.

“The respondents informed investigators that they were assisted to register the facility by a legitimate medical doctor to enable them operate the business without notice by the regulatory bodies,” the court was told.

The court was also told that the police need time to contact other unsuspecting people who received the fake vaccines and have not yet discovered it was fake to record statements.

According to the investigators, they will rely on the suspects locating other hospital facilities operating in Ongata Rongai in view of making recoveries with the input of regulatory bodies like Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and ministry of health.