Police in Nairobi are holding five suspects including two medical doctors and three of their workers for allegedly procuring illegal abortions at a clinic in Pangani estate.
The five were arrested on Thursday by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) at Prestige Health Point Medical Centre along Murang’a Road following a tip-off from members of the public.
The suspects were identified as Dr. Mwaura Karumbi, Dr. John Marore, Christopher Mwangi, Erick Mwenda, and Judith Anyanzwa.
During the operation, officers seized assorted medical appliances, medical records, and assorted drugs believed to be used in terminating pregnancies.
In addition, a blue bin containing at least 10 decomposing fetuses was recovered from the medical facility. The fetuses were taken to the City mortuary.
A patient named Judith Jerop was also found admitted in the clinic’s ward while appearing weak, according to a police report.
The suspects were placed under police custody pending arraignment in court as investigations into the matter continue.