Pastor Ng’ang’a grilled over killer accident


James Ng'ang'a
James Ng'ang'a

Controversial televangelist James Maina Ng’ang’a was on Thursday grilled at the traffic police headquarters in Nairobi over a crash involving his Range Rover car.

The Neno Evangelism Centre televangelist appeared before a team of detectives, led by Traffic Commandant Charlton Muriithi, that has been tasked with investigating the crash which led to the death of a woman.

Kenyans on Twitter have in the past days led an online campaign with the hashtag #ArrestPastorNganga to push the police to arrest and prosecute the pastor over the accident which occurred along Nairobi-Naivasha road last week.

The televangelist arrived at the headquarters on Thursday afternoon in Ruaraka having been summoned to record a statement over the on-going investigations into the accident.

It was reportedly the second time the controversial pastor was being grilled after several eyewitness accounts linked him to the accident, claims Nganga has vehemently denied.

Accompanied by his lawyer, the flamboyant televangelist was grilled for over four hours by a team of detectives headed by the traffic commandant.

Also grilled were two other men, among them the alleged owner of the red Range Rover car.

Sources privy to the grilling have told Citizen TV the televangelist denied any involvement in the accident at Manguo but admitted to passing by the scene like any other motorist.

He also maintained he was not the owner of the car involved in the accident.

Police have confiscated his phone for further investigation of call records and called on anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward and record a statement over the incident.

The traffic commandant Charlton Muriithi confirmed Nganga’s grilling, saying the team will analyse the televangelist’s statement and compile a report that will be forwarded to the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet as directed.

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