September 24, 2018

Judge acquits Pastor Ng’ang’a of woman’s murder

A court has acquitted Pastor James Ng’ang’a of the Neno Evangelism Centre in a case where he was charged with causing the death of a woman in a fatal car crash in 2015.

Ng’ang’a’s case was quashed at a Limuru court on Friday (4/5/18). He was acquitted alongside driver Simon Kuria and police officers Christopher Nzioka and Patrick Baya.

Chief Magistrate Godfrey Oduor said the prosecution did not produce enough evidence for their conviction.

“The four don’t have a case to answer. The full ruling will be delivered on Monday,” Oduor ruled.

In July 26, 2015 at about 5.45PM along the Naivasha/Nairobi road at Manguo area in Limuru sub-county, Ng’ang’a was involved in a road accident that caused the death of one Mercy Njeri.

Njeri’s husband, Martin Mbugua, who sustained serious injuries would later state that he had forgiven Ng’ang’a.

The pastor was also accused of failing to report the accident and giving false information to a police officer.

In November 23, 2015, the controversial pastor was involved in another crash with a matatu at Gitaru in Kikuyu.

Police, however, said the accident was not investigated since no one was injured.

Officers said the complainant did not record a statement, claiming he had sorted out the matter amicably with Ng’ang’a, who paid for damages.

Police said the motorists were driving from Nakuru towards Nairobi when the pastor abruptly changed lanes, hitting the other car.

Pastor Ng’ang’a’s silver BMW and the matatu were damaged.

The matatu almost landed in a ditch and angry passengers got out and threatened to attack the pastor.

The motorists drove to Kikuyu Police Station to inform officers they had reached an agreement. Three officers were present.

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