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Doctor in botched breast surgery now facing assault claim

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Dr Martin Ajujo, the trainee surgeon accused of botching a breast augmentation procedure that claimed the life of 35-year-old June Wanza Mulupi last year, is now facing a complaint that he sexually assaulted an American doctor.

The victim, 26, has told the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) that Dr Ajujo assaulted her as she slept in an apartment owned by Surgeoderm Clinic.

Her complaint comes as Dr Ajujo and his co-shareholder at Surgeoderm Clinic, Prof Stanley Khainga, await a tribunal hearing regarding their conduct during the operation that led to Ms Mulupi’s death.

A KMPDB preliminary report found that Dr Ajujo, though a qualified medical doctor, was still training to become a plastic surgeon, and hence was not qualified to perform surgery without the supervision of a licensed, practising plastic surgeon.

Ms Mulupi’s husband, Joseph, filed a complaint against Prof Khainga, Dr Ajujo and

Surgeoderm. The American doctor alleges that the two doctors tried to cover up her sexual assault.

Prof Khainga has been drawn into the matter because the complainant claims that he went back on his word to kick Dr Ajujo out of Surgeoderm.

The woman says in her statement that she came to Kenya on June 20 last year with her boss, Dr Charles Otieno, a Kenyan plastic surgeon in the US, together with three other people. Dr Otieno also owns shares in Surgeoderm.

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The group was in Kenya for an annual scientific conference, which was held at Nairobi Hospital. They all stayed at a Surgeoderm-owned apartment on Gitanga Road, Valley Arcade. The doctor adds that she also performed surgery at Surgeoderm after the conference.

On July 5, she and Dr Otieno remained at the apartment while their colleagues travelled to Malindi.

Dinner and drinks

The complainant, Dr Ajujo and a friend of his, Dr Otieno and his brother had dinner and drinks at Ankole Grill in Kilimani.

She had a martini before sharing a bottle of tequila with her colleagues. Dr Otieno then advised her not to drink anymore as she had to catch a bus to Malindi early the next morning.

They then went to a popular nightclub on Baricho Road, where Dr Ajujo invited her to sit next to him and bought her more drinks. She says she returned to the apartment at 4.30am, and that is when she went to get a glass of water from the kitchen. She met Dr Ajujo, and he tried to kiss her, she alleges.

She walked away and went to bed, but was awakened by heavy pressure and the sound of moaning in her ear. She says that is when she realised that the alleged rape had taken place.

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She says Dr Ajujo told her that he had not had sex with her before kissing her on the cheek and walking out, she says.

As she left for the bus station, she called another member of the their team and tearfully explained what had happened. A driver who overheard the conversation asked her to report the matter and get tested for HIV.

He called another member of the team, who in turn called Dr Otieno.

The doctor has attached the messages Dr Ajujo sent her thereafter, but which she says she ignored, as evidence in her complaint to the board.

Before returning home, she, Dr Ajujo and Dr Otieno met at the Surgeoderm apartment and agreed to let the matter rest. She and Dr Ajujo hugged at the request of Dr Otieno, who was now mediating between them, she adds.

Once home she related the incident to her mother, who worked with Dr Otieno in a California hospital. By then she had discovered that Dr Ajujo was married and has a daughter, she says.

In October, she returned to Kenya with her mother and an American nurse. Her mother confronted Dr Ajujo at Surgeoderm.

Once back in the US, the doctor’s mother tried to follow up on the promise but reportedly got no response from Prof Khainga.

Dr Otieno allegedly told the victim’s mother that other shareholders feared that they would be sued if they kicked Dr Ajujo out of the clinic.

By the time of going to press, KMPDB Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yumbya was yet to respond to our email on when the board will hear the complaint.

source:Daily Nation

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Ezekiel Mutua opens up on medical condition that has given him sleepless nights

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Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua on Monday opened up about a heart condition that has been giving him sleepless nights.

Through a post on Facebook, Mutua stated that last week he checked into hospital for a checkup but doctors told him that he had a serious condition and needed to see a cardiologist.

“My BP was 157/86 against the normal of less than 120/80. My heart rate was 115 beats per minute against the normal of 60-80.

“A flurry of tests would follow and the medical team attending to me recommended admission and a subsequent heart operation.

“It was the scariest news I had ever received,” he said. Adding that he thought about his family and all those who depended on him.

He, however, vowed to remain strong but also sought a second opinion from medical professionals.

One of his friends who happens to be a doctor referred him to Dr Saleem Bagha, a Consultant Physician/Cardiologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital Doctor’s Plaza.

“I gave him a call and he asked me to go over to his clinic right away. A man of impeccable integrity and professionalism, Dr. Bagha has managed me in a way that I know God is using him. He has restored hope where others planted fear.

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“He has put professionalism before money and with his calm and assuring demeanour has been used by God to save my life. I am grateful to have a second chance.

“This is the kind of experience that makes one to have an introspection on what truly matters in life,” wrote Mutua.

He also thanked all those who supported him through prayers and assured the public that he is stable and Dr Bagha is taking good care of him.

“People like Dr. Bagha represent the best of humanity. They use their expertise to give hope and not fear. I am grateful to have ended up in his hands.

“I am being attended to as an outpatient and in two days there’s so much change. Dr. Bagha has even become a family friend, the kind you want to keep for life. May God bless him for me!” he said.

Source:SDE

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Eagle-eyed Kenyan has noted something interesting about this picture

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A sharp-sighted Kenyan on social media has noted something interesting about a picture from the awkward moment DP William Ruto met his archrivals ODM leader Raila Odinga and Industrialisation CS Peter Munya.

The three met on Monday during the official opening of the Kenya Trade Week and Expo 2019, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi County.

Pictures shared on Dr Ruto’s social media show him sandwiched between Mr Odinga and Mr Munya.

The DP has publicly accused Mr Odinga of seeking to wreck Jubilee Party and Mr Munya of planning to assassinate him.

A video from the event shows the DP chatting with Mr Odinga and the CS at different times.

But what has caught the eye of one social media user, John Riaga was the number of water bottles placed in front of each leader.

In the pecking order, DP Ruto would ideally be the most senior leader on the table. But while Mr Odinga had three bottles of water, Dr Ruto has two and CS Munya one.

Mr Riaga shared his observation on his Facebook.

It attracted various comments from his friends.

Edward Ochieng said: “Donge I wish Kenyans could be creative in matters of development like in social media. We could have joined the league of G8 countries.”

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Okumu Kennedy noted: “Ruto had the longest day sitting between Aman he attacks daily and another he accused of planning to kill him or assassinate him.”

Sharon Gerald quipped: “Ahahahahaha… Kumbe it’s that serious?! Mpaka maji?!”

Ken Arek said: “A bottle of water, two bottles of water and three bottles of water. Sasa wewe.”

Absalom Ochuka added: “Eyiii. Un keen to details…”

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Bongo actress ‘makes it rain’ at media briefing – VIDEO

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Popular bongo actress Irene Uwoya on Monday caused a stampede at a media briefing in Dar es Salaam by bribing journalists with a rain of money.

Uwoya, flanked by other top bongo actors walked in late for the press conference at Hyatt Regency DSM.

She had convened the media briefing  to make an announcement on the launch of a new Tanzania movie service called Swahiliflix,  a new channel that intends to market and sell bongo movies online.

The official launch of the Swahiliflix is set for August 31 at Mlimani City Plaza in Dar es Salaam.

“Tarehe 31 ni siku ya kumbukumbu kwa wasanii sisi bongo movie, haijawahi kutokea hiyo kitu itakayotikea Mlimani City itaweka historia, itakuwa ni red carpet ya funga mwaka. Kwa hiyo ndugu zetu waandishi mjipange hata kwenye kuvaa mjipange. Msituangushe sasa mje masuti nini msije kama hivi tulivyozoea,” Uwoya urged them.

Uwoya also apologized to the journalists for keeping them waiting.

And as she stood to leave, Uwoya reached out in her hand bag, pulled out a bundle of cash and started throwing it towards the journalists.

She said its was a small incentive to appreciate their support.

“Na nisiwachoshe sana nimewaweka muda mrefu, swahiliflix ni mambo moto lazima tusalimiane na ndugu zetu waandishi wa habari, nawatuza na kitu kidogo.”

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Journalists present shoved each other as they scrambled to grab the notes from the air.

Source:nairobinews

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