Five arrested for conducting illegal abortions in Pangani

Two medical doctors have been arrested by officers in Pangani after they were found conducting illegal abortions at a hospital.

Dr Mwaura Karumbi and Dr John Marore were arrested at Prestige Health Point Medical Center along Murang’a Road in Nairobi County along with Christopher Mwangi, Erick Mwenda and Judith Anyanzwa.

The five suspects were arrested on suspicion that they were conducting illegal abortions in the said facility.

The officers in Pangani recovered 10 decomposing fetuses and other appliances suspected to have been used to conduct the illegal abortions.

According to a Twitter post on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) page, it was said that a lady was found admitted in the facility and it is suspected that she had procured an abortion. DCI reported that the facility had no operating licenses.

“The recovered fetuses have been taken to the morgue as suspects are being processed for arraignment,” DCI wrote.

DCI went on to remind the public that abortions are only permitted if in the opinion of a trained health professional the mother’s life or health is in danger, if emergency treatment is needed or if permitted by any other written law.

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