Critics argue that Dr. Githinji’s conviction raises serious concerns about the regulatory standards and legitimacy of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
They assert an individual convicted of such a significant offense, resulting in the loss of a life, should not be entrusted with leading a vital public regulatory body.
Stephen Mutoro, the Secretary General of COFEK, has expressed grave concern over Dr. Githinji’s appointment.
“IT IS CLEAR THAT DR. GITHINJI ACTED UNPROFESSIONALLY AND WITHOUT REMORSE, EXCEPT FOR HIS OWN SELF-GAIN. THE REGULATORY THRESHOLD AND LEGITIMACY OF THE PHARMACY AND POISONS BOARD CAN NO LONGER STAND ON THIS BASIS. THE INTERESTS OF MILLIONS OF KENYAN CONSUMERS ARE AT STAKE,” STATED MUTORO.
In response to the mounting public pressure, COFEK has issued a list of demands.
Mr. Mutoro is calling for the immediate revocation of Dr. Charles Githinji’s appointment as Chairperson, preferably within 14 days of their demand.
He further insists that all decisions made by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board during Dr. Githinji’s tenure be declared null and void.
COFEK seeks to hold Dr. Githinji financially responsible for any expenses incurred by the Board as a result of his misrepresentation.
Failure to address these demands within the stipulated timeframe could result in legal action against the Ministry of Health and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
As public outrage intensifies, the fate of Dr. Charles Githinji hangs in the balance, while the Ministry of Health faces mounting pressure to rectify the situation and restore public trust in the regulatory processes.
The Ministry of Health and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board have yet to respond to the demands, leaving concerned parties eagerly awaiting an official statement.