The government will appeal a court decision that set free Neno Evangelical centre’s Pastor James Ng’ang’a, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has said.
The man of the cloth was acquitted on May 4 by a Limuru court. Chief Magistrate Godfrey Oduor said that the accused ‘has no case to answer.’
Ng’ang’a was accused of causing a woman’s death by dangerous driving in 2015.
Speaking at the Kenya School of Government, Matiang’i noted that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will appeal the ruling.
He also directed that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) conducts investigations into the matter and guides the Judicial Service Commission on way forward in regards to those involved in reaching the ‘surprising decision.’
“While seeking a report on the investigatory and trial processes that may have caused this outcome, I urge you to appeal this judgement in its entirety,” the CS said.
The deceased’s family, dissatisfied with the ruling is too reportedly going to appeal magistrate’s Oduor’s verdict.
It has also been said that Ng’ang’a paid a whooping Sh7 million to secure his freedom. He was acquitted alongside alongside police officers Christopher Nzioka and Patrick Baya and driver Simon Kuria.
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