Pastor Ng’ang’a ruling was erroneous, DPP now says
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has termed the acquittal of controversial Pastor James Ng’ang’a as erroneous.
This comes just days after a magistrate ruled that the Prosecution failed to prove the case.
The pastor had been charged with causing the death of a woman in a fatal car crash.
“This shall be brought to the attention of the High Court for appropriate remedy,” a statement from the ODPP said on Tuesday.
According to the Public Prosecutor, the magistrate acquitted the pastor without giving reasons why.
The statement adds that the trial magistrate was not even in court to give the ruling.
It was delivered by a different magistrate who had not been hearing the case.
The ODPP further criticised the magistrate for adjourning the case three times.
Pastor Ng’ang’a had been charged with causing the death of Mercy Njeri through reckless driving. The accident occurred along Naivasha-Nairobi Road at Manguo area on July, 26, 2015.
He and three others were charged before the Limuru Magistrates Court on August 19, 2018.
“All the accused faced the charge of conspiracy to defeat justice by misleading Investigating Officers in respect of Tigoni IAR (F) 44/2015 in order to defeat justice,” the ODPP added.
The ODPP’s case presented that the 1st accused–Pastor Ng’ang’a–was the driver of the Range Rover Sport that caused the accident.