The court has dismissed application by Pastor James Ng’ang’a seeking to stop his intended prosecution, Justice Makau says the televangelist has failed to demonstrate how his fundamental rights are being violated.
Neno Evangelism pastor James Ng’ang’a moved to court to stop his prosecution over Sh3.6 million rent arrears.
Ng’ang’a owes the money to a landlord in Karen.
The controversial pastor, argued that the criminal investigations against him are based on a purely commercial transaction which are supposed to be treated as a civil suit.
The pastor claimed, his intended prosecution is against his fundamental rights, which according to him amounts to abuse of the judicial process.
He now wants the court to stop his prosecution pending hearing of his petition.
Wickson Njoroge Mwathi is listed as the first respondent in the case.
Others are Inspector General of Police (IG), Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Through his lawyer, the pastor argues that he has been subjected “untold mental and psychological anguish and torture” following the accusations leveled against
According to him, the acts of the respondents in the case are aimed at depriving him his rights to freedom and security.
Ng’ang’a claims the move to prosecute him over payment of Sh3.6 million to Mr. Mwathi as lease agreement for a seven-bedroom house in Karen, is illegal.
“The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respondents have instituted criminal investigations and intend to prosecute the petitioner on Tuesday in respect to a complaint lodged by the 1st respondents which is purely a civil matter arising out of a lease agreement on L.R No.7792/25&7792/26 Karen, Nairobi, entered into on April 6, 2016,” read court papers.
The televangelist is out on police bond after his arrest last week.
On Friday last week, Ng’ang’a reportedly spent Thursday night in police custody.