The professional body found that June was not properly
handled and was operated on by a trainee doctor who was
not authorized to carry out any medical procedures without
The 35-year old mother of three walked into Surgeoderm
Healthcare Clinic Limited in what she believed to be a simple
operation to enlarge and firm up her breasts.
Three doctors were supposed to handle the operation, the
lead surgeon Prof Stanley Ominde Khainga, an anaesthetist
Dr Evans Charana, and Dr Martin Ajujo.
According to KMPDB, Dr Ajujo was a trainee surgeon who
was under the supervision of Prof Khainga while Dr Charana
lacked a practicing license from the body that is legally
mandated to licence medical practitioners.
Dr Ajujo confessed to KMPDB that he had started the
operation without his supervisor, Prof Khainga, being present
as he was reportedly running late.
The trainee had undertaken about 25 percent of the
procedure when his supervisor arrived and completed the
A day later, the patient’s husband, Mulupi, visited the clinic
to pick up his wife but June complained she was in a lot of
By evening, the situation had gone worse and the patient had
to be rushed to the Nairobi Hospital where she was placed
at the High Dependency Unit. She died a few hours later on
The autopsy shows that her intestines were accidentally slit,
causing waste to flow, and subsequently caused blood
infection that killed her.
The clinic’s license was also said to have expired by the
time Mulupi was first seen in March. However, by the time
of the fateful surgery in June, the clinic had already renewed
its license which they received on April 5.
KMPDB has ordered a tribunal to carry out a full inquiry on
the conduct of the clinic and the three doctors involved in