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Nurse fined KES 100,000 for practicing without a license

05 February 2015, 18:48 Ken Wekesa

Nairobi - A private nurse attached to the suspected ivory trafficker Feisal Mohammed has been fined KES 100,000 or alliteratively save a one year imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to practicing without a lincense.

Abdala Hamisi pleaded guilty to practicing as a nurse without renewing a license contravening the nurse’s amendment act.

He accepted that on February 4, at the GK prison in Shimo la Tewa within Mombasa County, presented himself as a nurse ready to treat Feisal.

He also confessed that while planning to do that, he was in possession of an expired nursing council of Kenya practice license which expired on September 30, 2013.

The court was informed that on that fateful day, Hamisi presented himself at the prison with intentions to treat Feisal who was detained at Shimo la Tewa prison.

State prosecutor Ngina Mutua informed the court that Hamisi could not produce a document confirming that he is a trained medical officer.

" The accused produce a court order issued on January 26 authorizing prisons authority to allow him treat Feisal instead of his practice certificate," said Ngina

Ngina said Hamisi produced an expired nursing council of Kenya practicing certificate which prompted to his arrest.

The accused defended himself asking the court to be lenient with him since it was his source of income, he further said he was a qualified nursing practicing for the 19 years nonly that he had failed to renew his certificate.

Senior Resident Magistrate James Omburah fined Hamisi KES 100,000 or a year in jail and gave him 14 days to appeal his sentence.

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