The prosecution has been allowed to use data evidence against Neno Evangelism pastor James Ng’ang’a to place him at the fatal crash scene in a case of causing death by dangerous driving he faces at a Limuru court.
The controversial preacher suffers a draw back having won an ealier objection against being subjected to a DNA test.
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 the application was overruled in the cleric’s favour.
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.
The prosecution has been ordered to supply Ng’ang’a with copies of the data to prepare his defence.
Hearing begins on April 18 2017.