Pastor Ng’ang’a apologises to Citizen TV’s Linus Kaikai over death threats


Pastor Ng’ang’a apologises to Citizen TV's Linus Kaikai over death threats
Neno Evangelism pastor James Maina Ng’ang’a and RMS Director of Strategy and Innovation Linus Kaikai. PHOTOS | COURTESY

In Summary

  • Pastor Ng’ang’a apologized to Mr. Kaikai before Kiambu Law Courts Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi.
  • Mr. Kaikai, in March this year, filed a complaint with the police after the preacher threatened unexplained “consequences” believed to have been directed towards him in a viral video.

Controversial Neno Evangelism pastor James Maina Ng’ang’a on Monday apologized to journalist Linus Kaikai over death threats he allegedly directed at the journalist.

Pastor Ng’ang’a apologized to Mr. Kaikai before Kiambu Law Courts Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi.

“I apologize to Mr. Kaikai if he was angered by those utterances… I did not mean it that way…” said a humble Pastor Ng’ang’a in a video uploaded to Twitter by Mr. Kaikai, the Director of Strategy and Innovation at Royal Media Services.

“I have today forgiven Pastor James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism for the threats to life he directed at me in March this year,” tweeted the veteran journalist.

“Pastor Ng’ang’a apologized to me before Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi at the Kiambu Law Courts and I accepted the apology.”

Mr. Kaikai, in March this year, filed a complaint with the police after the preacher threatened unexplained “consequences” believed to have been directed towards him in a viral video.

Separate preaching na hii sarakasi za news anchor, nakwambia tu kijana. I am telling you like a Chief General Commander, you have to stop that, if you don’t stop you will face the consequences…” said Pastor Ng’ang’a.

The remarks came after Mr. Kaikai, who is a panelist on Citizen TV’s News Gang, went viral with his take seeking to regulate pastors he referred to as “spiritual fraudsters” and are profiting off unsuspecting Kenyans.

“The people behind these so called churches have gone rogue in the name of Jesus, in the name of God. We are dealing with thieves not men of God,” said Mr. Kaikai.

“These are cold blooded evangelical vampires living off the blood of their flock in the name of Jesus. They are conmen who must have their date with our police and our law courts. Some of them preach prosperity but only they profit.”

“…To these characters, Sunday, a day ordained as the Lord’s day of rest and worship has become the most profitable day on the trading floor. Offerings flow like a mighty river and onward into their private accounts in the Lord’s name.”

Mr. Kaikai had proposed going the Rwanda route where President Paul Kagame ordered for the shutting down of over 6,000 churches that did not meet set standards.

Pastor Ng’ang’a was on March 19, 2019 arraigned before Kiambu Law Courts Resident Magistrate Justus Kituku where he was charged with threatening to kill Mr. Kaikai.

He however denied the charges and was released on Ksh.200,000 cash bail.

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