Pharmacist Arraigned in court for Aiding Minor’s abortion

A pharmacist identified as Amos Nzioki was on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, charged before a Mombasa court in Kenya, for allegedly inducing an abortion on a teenager.

It was alleged that he helped a 15-year-old girl who had conceived through defilement, secure an abortion on June 3, 2023. 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.