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Six key eyewitnesses join case on Pastor Ng’ang’a fatal crash

Six key witnesses who had refused to record statements with the police in connection with the fatal accident to which Pastor James Ng’ang’a had been linked were finally interrogated after the Witness Protection Agency (WPA) assured them of their safety.

Officers from WPA and investigators went to Tigoni in Limuru on Thursday and took the witnesses’ statements.

On Sunday, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko said gaps in the case have now been sealed.


The file would be handed over to Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinett for preparation of the court file before the pastor is charged in court.


The DPP said that there was sufficient evidence against the controversial Neno Evangelism pastor on the July 27 accident that claimed the life of Ms Mercy Njeri and left her husband seriously injured.

A team of investigators headed by the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) director Leo Nyongesa had earlier been told that other witnesses who were at the scene were reluctant to record statements as they feared for their lives.

Consequently, the file was forwarded to the DPP without their statements.

Police had initially recorded statements from 21 witnesses including eight police officers. But only three of them said they actually saw the pastor getting out of the driver’s seat.

Also set to testify in the case are Government Pathologist Peter Ndegwa, motor vehicle inspector Mr B.K Cheruiyot, Mr Edwin Gachura Wagacha of Edwag Auto Mobile, and Mr Francis Nganga Mundia of Valley Road Motors.



However, investigators did not find any evidence linking Pastor David Muriithi of the House of Grace Church in Langata to the cover-up.

It had initially been claimed that Pastor Ng’ang’a could have entered Pastor Muriithi’s car after the accident but it was later established that the car was Pastor Ng’ang’a’s.

“We did not find any evidence linking Pastor Muriithi to the accident,” Mr Nyongesa said last week.