Matiang’i orders appeal against televangelist James Ng’ang’a’s ruling

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Interior Cabinet Secretary has succumbed to pressure from Kenyans and has ordered the appeal against the acquittal of televangelist James Ng’ang’a on charges of killing a woman by reckless driving three years ago.

Matiang’i has directed the director of prosecutions Yusuf Hajji to appeal the case saying the government is not satisfied with the ruling.

Earlier today Kenyans expressed anger after a Limuru court acquitted flamboyant televangelist James Ng’ang’a of charges of killing a woman by reckless driving three years ago.

Using the hashtag #JusticeforMercyNjeri, Kenyans on Twitter Kenyans have called out the seemingly broken justice system in the country and expressed their disappointment at what termed “failure to deliver justice”.

The prosecution was particularly put on the spot for the way it handled the case of the late Mercy Njeri against the head of Neno Evangelism Centre in Nairobi.

In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Godfrey Oduor, who has since been transferred to Nakuru, cited inconsistencies by key prosecution witnesses in the case.

He said the prosecution witnesses, presented to the court by the police, failed to place Mr Ng’ang’a at the scene of the crash and, therefore, it could not be proved that he was driving the Range Rover when the collision happened.

 

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