Police file on Pastor Ng’ang’a crash has loopholes
The case file on the fatal accident linked to Pastor James Ng’ang’a has gaps that must be addressed before a decision on the way forward is made, Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has said.
Mr Tobiko asked police officers, who investigated the matter, and the prosecutors to review the case file and fill “certain gaps”.
Even though he did not divulge the issues he wants reviewed, the DPP said the investigators and prosecutors had been working jointly for the past two days.
“I’ve identified some gaps that require to be addressed. Even as we speak now, the investigators and my team are in my office. We appreciate the urgency and importance of the matter. It is a matter of public interest,” said the DPP.
Mr Tobiko has in the past taken similar action with other agencies in cases where legal loopholes had been identified to ensure that watertight evidence is presented in court.
Eventually as in other cases, the DPP has the options of prosecuting the case in court, closing the file for lack of evidence or ordering police to carry out further investigations.
Ms Mercy Njeri died in the July 26 accident at Manguo in Limuru.
Her husband Martin Mbugua Ndung’u survived with injuries.
The couple was travelling in a Nissan March which collided with a Range Rover.
Police heard from witnesses that the pastor was the one driving the Range Rover and he was seen getting out of the vehicle after the accident, claims which he has denied.
The investigators also sought to establish if traffic police officers, who went to the scene, forged official documents and tampered with evidence in an attempt to hide the truth.
The traffic officers had written that the Range Rover was being driven by Mr Simon Maina Kuria, who was taken to court over the matter but emerging evidence alleged otherwise.