Pastor James Nganga of the Neno Evangelism Ministries has denied traffic offense charges in the much awaited ruling of a court case.
The preacher faces a causing death by dangerous driving, failing to report an accident and giving false information to police charges.
Very serious charges.
Two years ago, the Pastor is reported to have been behind the wheel when and accident involving his Range Rover hit and killed Mercy Njeri, 38 died while her husband Martin Mbugua Ndung’u survived with injuries at Manguo area in Limuru.
His day in court, was to be yesterday but it was not to be as the court date was postponed for the sixth time.
A frustrated, Njeri’s husband, Martin Mbugua says all the set dates for the ruling, the magistrate and the accused’s never appears in the court.
“We are wasting a lot of time. We are not sure if the case will proceed on the date they issued today,” Mbugua said.
Mbugua reveals that a lot of his friends who used to accompany him in to the hearing don’t come anymore.
“People have asked me a lot of questions I don’t have answers to. They suspect I was compromised but I have not,” he says.
Family members realised that the case has been postponed when a court clerk, advised them to come back on May 4, 2018.
The clerk told them that the trial magistrate Godfrey Oduor was transferred to Nakuru early last year, and indicated he would appear at Limuru on May 4, to handle cases he was handling.
Oduor was promoted from senior principal magistrate up to chief magistrate.
The court was expected to rule whether James Nganga, his co-accused Simon Kuria, who presented him as the driver of a Range Rover driver that was involved in the crash.
Nganga is alleged to have driven Range Rover Sport KCD 060Q carelessly and collided head-on with a Nissan March KBZ 709W at Manguo area in Limuru, causing the death Mercy Njeri on August 26, 2015.
Njeri’s family revealed:
“We are surprised that we last time we saw the trial magistrate and the accused persons was the day the prosecution closed their case. It was in July last year.”
Kuria is accused of giving false information to the police, while Nzioka is also charged with giving false information, and Baya who was Tigoni police station base commander denied a charge of neglecting duties.
However, the family is now appealing to Chief Justice David Maraga to intervene and discover what the problem the magistrate could be going through.
Mbugua says state counsel Catherine Mwaniki from office of director of prosecution was present only to find the case had been postponed.