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Fake vet doctor fined in Mombasa

19 February 2014, 16:00 Ken Wekesa

Mambasa - A 63-year-old man has been jailed for 6 months or in default pay a fine of KES 30 000 in a Mombasa Law Courts for practicing without valid license.

Ismael Agufana Ahuga pleaded guilty before resident magistrate Viola Yator.

Its alleged that on February 7, 2014 in Mokomani area in Nyali constituency within Mombasa county the accused was found practicing veterinary without any valid certification from the Kenya Veterinary Board contrary to section 15 (17).

The Prosecutor, John Gacheru told the court that the police received information that the accused person was practicing without being registered. He was arrested and the police recovered animals' medication, syringes and cotton wool container which he was allegedly using to dispense his services.

The accused was however remorseful and asked the court for forgiveness.

“I have been working for the Kenya Veterinary Board for many years although am not qualified to operate as a Veterinarian. I plead for leniency because I have two kids in the university and this might affect their studies. I will not commit the offence again,” said Ahuga.

Yator ruled that the accused be fined KES 30 000 or be sentenced to a 6 months imprisonment.

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