Pharmacist in court for aiding minor’s abortion

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 6 Jun, 2023 21:06 | < 1 min read
Pharmacist in court for aiding minor's abortion
The suspect identified as Amos Nzioki. PHOTO/Twitter

A pharmacist was on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, charged before a Mombasa court for allegedly inducing an abortion on a teenager.

The suspect identified as Amos Nzioki is said to have helped a 15-year-old girl - who had conceived through defilement - secure an abortion on June 3, 2023.

In a report, Mombasa Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku heard that Nzioki committed the offence at his private chemist in Tudor after inducing the minor with assorted drugs leading to the termination of the pregnancy.

The matter was reported by the minor's parents after the abortion procedure was confirmed by doctors at Coast General Hospital.

"The girl’s guardian reported the incident to the police after the abortion was confirmed on examination by doctors," part of the statement read.

Police have since launched a manhunt for the man accused of defiling and impregnating the minor.

Nzioki pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a Ksh300,000 bond with one surety of a similar amount or a cash bail of Ksh200,000.

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