The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has de-registered over 2000 doctors.

In a report by Citizen, the Board struck off 2, 063 medical practitioners and 212 dental practitioners from their register.

According to the board, the 2275 doctors failed to comply with requirements of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act.

The report said that the doctors drawn from various public and private hospitals failed to pay the annual license retention fee of Sh4, 000, prompting the board’s decision to have them de-registered.

The Board met on March 29.

Medical practitioners in Kenyan are expected to have a license from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board for them to offer treatment to patients or run medical facilities.

File photo of Kenyan doctors demonstrating. Over 2000 doctors de-registered in new campaign to get rid of quacks File photo of Kenyan doctors demonstrating. Over 2000 doctors de-registered in new campaign to get rid of quacks

Quark doctors

This comes in the wake of an increase in the number of quark doctors across the country.

Several cases have been reported on different occasions, the latest one being the case Mugo wa Wairimu a quark gynecologist who was exposed by NTV and subsequently got arrested and detained by authorities, in November last year.