Controversial Neno Evangelism Pastor James Ng’ang’a has suffered another blow after the High Court in Nairobi declined to issue conservatory orders to bar his prosecution.
On Tuesday, Justice James Makau said Ng’ang’a failed to demonstrate how his fundamental rights have been violated by the respondents: the Inspector General of Police (IG) and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The court instead directed that he raises the issues in his petition at the trial court and that he take plea in the Ksh.3.6million rent arrears case.
Ng’ang’a on Tuesday pleaded not guilty in the case where he is accused of refusing to pay rent for a seven-bedroom house in Karen.
He was then released on Ksh.500,000 cash bail and the hearing set for May 16 this year.
Pastor Nganga had moved to court on Monday seeking to stop his intended prosecution.
He claimed that the investigations were based on a purely commercial transaction which falls under the ambit of a civil suit.
Ng’ang’a also argued that the move to prosecute him is an attempt to exert illegal and unlawful pressure to make the payment of Ksh.3.6 million to Mr. Wickson Njoroge Mwathi as per the lease agreement.
The embattled televangelist further alleged that Mr. Mwathi is only being used as a tool to settle personal scores.
The preacher, who is out on police bond, claimed he was to be charged last Friday but the bond was extended to Tuesday after the investigating officer told him his file was still under investigation.
Ng’ang’a recently hit the headlines again after reportedly issuing threats to Citizen TV journalist Linus Kaikai.
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