Police handled Pastor Ng’ang’a case professionally, says IG Boinett

Police handled Pastor Ng’ang’a case professionally, says IG Boinett

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett has come to the defense of the police in their handling of the accident case against controversial televangelist James Ng’ang’a.

Speaking in Karatina town, Nyeri County, where he received two title deeds of land belonging to Karatina Police Station recovered by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) from land grabbers, Boinett said the police handled the case professionally.

IG Boinett also added that the police were, however, not satisfied with the ruling, hence the appeal.

This comes in the wake of a statement from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution terming the the acquittal of controversial Pastor James Ng’ang’a as erroneous only days after a magistrate ruled that the prosecution failed to prove the case.

Pastor Ng’ang’a had been charged with causing the death of Mercy Njeri through reckless driving. The accident occurred on the Naivasha-Nairobi Road at Manguo area on July 26, 2015.

“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 added that the trial magistrate was not even in court to give the ruling which was delivered by a different magistrate.

The ODPP further criticised the magistrate for adjourning the case three times.