Pastor Ng’ang’a denies causing accident, killing one


Pastor Ng'ang'a denies causing accident, killing one

Pastor James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism church has been arraigned in a Limuru court where he pleaded not guilty to charges relating to a tragic accident that killed a woman and left another person critically injured.

Pastor Ng’ang’a was charged alongside police officers Christopher Nzioka Nzilu and Patrick Baya, as well as a Mr. Simon Kuria – who had earlier claimed to have been driving the Range Rover vehicle that caused the accident.

The controversial televangelist is facing four counts; causing death by dangerous driving, failing to report accident and giving false information to police.

The Limuru court was packed by Neno evangelism worshippers who had come to support their pastor.

This comes even as the High Court is set to rule on a case in which he sued the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett for ordering for his arrest.

Ng’ang’a wanted the court to block his arrest until investigations are concluded.

In his case, the controversial pastor claims the Inspector General of Police had issued a public statement naming Simon Kuria as the driver of a range-rover car involved in the Naivasha-Nairobi road accident and only changed his statement after public and media pressure.

Nganga in his suit claimed that Boinet’s conduct had exposed him to humiliation and embarrassment thus denting his image

Justice Weldon Korir certified the application as urgent directing that the IG and DPP be served before the case is heard today.

Nganga spent the night at the Gigiri police station cells after he was arrested by police Wednesday and denied bond.

Pastor Nganga’s lawyer Cliff Ombetta says, Nganga was arrested at the Serena hotel, hours after filing a case in High-Court seeking to block his arrest and prosecution over the road accident in Limuru that killed Mercy Njeri and injured her husband.

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