A man who assisted his wife to procure a botched abortion leading to her death will face murder charges, police say.
The suspect alongside two suspected quack doctors who conducted the failed operation was arrested and will fade the charges.
This is after investigations by detectives based at DCI Starehe, who stumbled upon the lifeless body of a middle-aged woman along Outering Road on new year’s eve and immediately launched investigations following the discovery.
The body which had been wrapped in a white bedsheet was discovered dumped in a stormwater tunnel near Shell petrol station along the busy road, with preliminary findings indicating that the body may have been murdered elsewhere and dumped at the scene by unknown persons.
The officers got wind that the body had been disposed of at the scene after a botched operation conducted by a suspected quack doctor identified as Richard Orambo, who operates a clinic known as Watergate Medical Centre at Mathare Area 1.
The quack in consultation with another rogue doctor Francis Messo who runs Busanzi health clinic in Dandora phase 4, had tried in vain to procure the abortion but when the patient developed complications, they opted to rush her to another backstreet clinic in Kiambu.
It is while on their way to Kiambu that the patient lost her life and the trio dumped her body in the stormwater tunnel in a bid to cover their tracks.
Detectives have since arrested the two quacks and the deceased’s husband identified Richard Onyango who facilitated payment for the botched exercise.
The three will answer to charges of murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the penal code, police investigating the incident said.
Cases of abortion have been on the rise.