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Gunmen raid Pastor Ng’ang’a’s Karen home and steal Sh500K

Gunmen raided controversial Pastor James Ng’ang’a’s home in Karen early Friday Morning and stole an unspecified amount of money believed to be more than Sh500,000.

The gunmen gained entry into the house by cutting window grills at around 3.30am, fired two shots into the air, before making away with the money and electronics.

Langata DCIO Mbogo Mwaura said the Investigations into the raid had begun, with police optimistic that the suspects will be apprehended.

Pastor Ng’ang’a’s wife, mother and children were in the house during the incident but none of them was injured.

The raiders numbering four or five escaped after the incident.


Pastor N’gang’a spent his night at the Gigiri Police Station and is expected to appear in court for the second time Friday.

The televangelist was arraigned on Thursday and denied charges of causing the death of Ms Mercy Njeri through dangerous driving.

Meanwhile, There was a standoff at the Gigiri Police Station Thursday night when investigating officers accompanied by clinical officers attempted to take blood samples from Pastor Ng’ang’a for DNA analysis.

Pastor Ng’ang’a, through his lawyer Cliff Ombeta, refused to give the blood samples on ground that the officers had an outdated kit.

“We were not sure the samples would be kept in safe custody and not tampered with for that matter. Furthermore, we also needed to address a few issues before the samples could be taken,” Mr Ombeta said.

From right to left: Pastor James Ng'ang'a of Neno Evangelism Center, Christopher Nzioka, Simon Kuria Maina and Patrick Kahindi Baya during the hearing of their case.
From right to left: Pastor James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism Center, Christopher Nzioka, Simon Kuria Maina and Patrick Kahindi Baya during the hearing of their case.

The lawyer said the officers were right to want to obtain the samples from the accused under Section 122A of the Penal Code but they did not follow the right procedure.

The section states that a police officer of or above the rank of inspector may by order in writing require a person suspected of having committed a serious offence to undergo a DNA sampling procedure if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the procedure might produce evidence tending to confirm or disprove that the suspect committed the alleged offence.

“We shall address the issues we had tomorrow in court” Mr Ombeta said adding that the case has to be handled professionally.