Police arrest fake doctor who put hundreds of lives at risk

What you need to know:

  • Ronald Melly does not have a medical degree but he heads a county hospital and has carried out surgeries on patients.
  • Police officers said Mr Melly did not finish his studies at the University of Nairobi and wondered how he was deployed as a medical doctor by the Ministry of Health in April last year.
  • Mr Melly confessed to medical board CEO Daniel Yumbya that he still had three supplementary exams pending, meaning he was never qualified to graduate, let alone practise as a medical doctor.

A 28-year-old quack believed to have well-connected relatives on Monday confessed that he treated patients, performed surgery and delivered babies by caesarean section even though he is not a doctor.

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