Boinnet defends pastor Ng’ang’a over fatal road crash
Mystery surrounds an accident in which a woman was killed and her husband seriously injured in Limuru on Monday.
Controversial preacher James Maina Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism had been linked to the crash.
Initial reports had indicated that one of the vehicles, a red Range Rover registration number KCD 060Q, was being driven by Mr Ng’ang’a.
The vehicle collided head- on with a Nissan March KBZ 709W in Manguo, Limuru, according to the police.
However, in an unprecedented move, the Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Tuesday defended the pastor.
“The KBZ 709W was driven by Martin Mbugua Ndung’u and the Range Rover was driven by Simon Maina Kuria,” Mr Boinnet posted on his official Twitter page.
Questions have, however, been raised. Among them is a vehicle’s registration number, which does not correspond with its age.
“We want to establish how a vehicle, which is about nine- years-old, was only registered last month,” said a Kenya Revenue Authority officer, who sought anonymity.
Tigoni traffic boss Patrick Baya, who was at the accident scene minutes after the crash, said Mr Kuria, who was freed on a Sh20,000 cash bail, will appear in court Wednesday.
Mr Boinnet said the registered owner of the Range Rover is Mr Francis Ng’ang’a Mundia, however, according to KRA, it belongs to Mr Alexander Kamweru Njenga.
Mr Mundia owns a car bazaar on Valley road.
Preliminary investigations show Pastor Ng’ang’a travelled from Naivasha to Nairobi in the car.
However, he said the car belongs to another Mr Ng’ang’a. He did not say how he knew about the accident or the car owner’s details.
SOURCE: Daily Nation