Court acquits controversial pastor James Ng’ang’a in reckless driving case

Pastor James Ng'ang'a of Neno Evangelism. []

Controversial pastor, James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism has been acquitted in a case where he was facing charges of causing the death of a woman through dangerous driving.

Ng’ang’a was charged for allegedly killing Mercy Njeri on July 26, 2015 at about 5.45PM along the Naivasha/Nairobi road at Manguo area in Limuru sub-county.

He was charged alongside Simon Maina, Police Inspector Christopher Nzilu Nzioka and police inspector Patrick Kahindi Baya who were roped into the case.

In acquitting him and his three accomplices, Nakuru Chief Magistrate Godfrey Odour said the prosecution failed to prove their case showing the four had a hand in the death of Njeri in the fatal road crash, reports Citizen Digital.

The pastor had been accused of failing to report the incident and giving false information to a police officer.

He had also been charged with conspiring to defeat justice, charges which he denied.

Baya, the Tigoni Base Commander, had been was charged with neglecting official duty while Nzioka was charged with giving false information and neglect of duty.

Maina on the hand, an acquaintance of Pastor Ng’ang’a was charged with attempt to conceal the whereabouts of Pastor Ng’ang’a after the accident.

Even before the acquittal of the controversial pastor, Njeri’s husband, Martin Mbugua who was also involved in the accident said he had forgiven him.