Former Nairobi Deputy Governor and current Equity Bank Limited MD Polycarp Igathe has given details of how Pastor Ng’ang’a got away with a crime.
Without naming names, Mr Igathe explained how a certain Pastor who plying Nairobi Naivasha route would hit a pedestrian, then hire lawyers who would make sure he got away with the alleged murder.
“A certain preacher who was very fond of driving between Naivasha and Nairobi and every time he drove, a few people would die on the road, then he will eventually get a lawyer who is a professional, and that lawyer would always make sure he manages through the judicial system and this person will never be found guilty, despite what he does, he will always be released (sic),” said Mr Igathe.
“He used to choose a magistrate, they used to go to a judge who would always do it. The other day I was amazed as I was reading the story as it evolved, that magistrate who used to release the pastor, they were a network, an ecosystem of lack of integrity. But watch it, human beings may not catch you but God can catch you, that lawyer is in Nairobi hospital having shot his son, and that preacher is now in court being sued for conning someone(sic),” narrated Mr Igathe.
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At the start of April, Pastor James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism Centre pastor was arrested for allegedly defrauding a businessman Sh3.6 million.
Mr Ng’ang’a denied obtaining money from Mr Wickson Njoroge Mwathe pretending that he was in a position to lease him a residential house at the upmarket Karen Estate in Nairobi.
The pastor who spent a night at Central Police Station was also in March charged with threatening Citizen Journalist Linus Kaikai and incitement to violence. He was released on a bail of Sh200,000.
The controversial pastor was in 2018 acquitted by Chief Magistrate Godfrey Oduor the charge of causing the death of a woman by dangerous driving. He was reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road when the accident occurred.
The Magistrate ruled that the evidence from prosecution’s witnesses had a lot of discrepancies. The flamboyant televangelist had in 2015 been charged with dangerous driving after his car crashed head on with a Nissan March near Limuru leading to the death of a passenger in the car, Mercy Njeri.
Kenyans on Twitter were seething with anger at the acquittal and started a hashtag #JusticeforMercyNjeri.
Pastor Ng’ang’a lawyer Assa Nyakundi has been accused of shooting his son, Mr Joseph Nyakundi.
Nyakundi senior told the police that he accidentally shot his son. He was then admitted at Nairobi Hospital where relatives say was being treated for low blood pressure.
Detectives have countered the lawyer’s report that he shot his son while inside the car. The detectives investigating the case say this account contradicts the postmortem report.
The postmortem revealed that Joseph dies as a result of “chest injuries and haemorrhage due to a gunshot that was shot at an angle of 90 degrees.”
“The shot projection from the chest exiting at the back suggested that the bullet was released from outside the car,” said the report.
The son was buried quietly at city cemetery instead of his rural home according to the Kisii culture.
On Friday, Lawyer Nyakundi was charged with manslaughter at Kiambu law courts.