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Pastor Ng’ang’a released on bond after night in police cell

Popular televangelist James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism Ministry has been released on bond despite protestation by prosecution.

Limuru Senior Resident Magistrate Timothy Ole Tanchu on Friday released the preacher on a Sh1,000,000 bond with one surety of the same amount, or a cash bail of Sh500,000.

The prosecution, led by Catherine Mwaniki, had requested the court to deny the accused bail, arguing that apart from being a flight risk, they are also likely to interfere with the witness.

Ms Mwaniki said the four were likely to intimidate, interfere and threaten witnesses who have implicating evidence and that their security was not guaranteed.

State Counsel Alloys Kemo said the matter had generated public interest and claimed Pastor Ng’ang’a’s followers would do anything for him.

But the defence lawyers objected, saying the arguments were speculative.

The case involves an accident at Manguo on the Nairobi-Naivasha Highway on July 26.

According to the charge sheet, Pastor Ng’ang’a, driving a Range Rover registration number KCD 060Q, drove dangerously, disregarding all the circumstances including the condition of the said road and the amount of traffic and caused the death of Ms Njeri.