All eyes are on a Limuru court Friday 17 2017 for the ruling on whether data evidence that may link Neno Evangelism pastor James Ng’ang’a to a fatal accident scene may be admissible in his prosecution for causing death by dangerous driving.
The controversial preacher already won an objection against being subjected to a DNA test after the same court ruled that the crucial “test should have been conducted before he was charged.”
State prosecutors Alloys Kemo and Catherine Mwaniki had urged the court to allow investigators to conduct a DNA test on Ng’ang’a, saying the charges he faced were serious but they were nonetheless overruled.
The prosecutors were to appeal the decision at the High Court.
Ng’ang’a has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to report an accident, giving false information to police and conspiracy to defeat justice.
The preacher is charged alongside Simon Kuria and two police officers, Christopher Nzilu and Patrick Baya.
He allegedly caused the death of Mercy Njeri in an gruesome accident on July 26 2016 at Manguo in Kiambu county.
Ng’ang’a has objected to the admissibility of the data evidence that the prosecution hopes to use to prove that he was at the accident scene.
Lawyers defending the preacher have been treated with hostility as members of the public following the case choose to vent their anger by pelting their vehicles with stones and insulting them.
Cliff Ombeta withdrew his services citing “insecurity.”