Apostle James Maina Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism Centre, the man in the storm surrounding a fatal car crash that left a woman dead and her husband injured, says he is an innocent man and the truth shall set him free.
A defiant Ng’ang’a insisted that the Range Rover does not belong to him, claiming that a smear campaign by the media had been launched against him and his church.
He however declined to confirm or deny whether he was in Naivasha on the fateful day when the accident occurred, but indicated that the occupant of the Range Rover could have been one of the guests attending a party at his newly opened Sunny Hill Hotel. He said the media coverage had propelled him into stardom and threatened to sue for ‘negative publicity’.
“Ng’ang’a has become an instant celebrity, nimepokea free front page ya Nation. Do you know how much I pay at KBC for only 30 minutes? My friend, I pay about Sh300,000. But here I am being given free coverage. Let God be called God,” said the preacher, chiding journalists whom he said needed prayers for soiling his name.
To those who want him prosecuted, the televangelist said he does not mind being jailed because he has been in prison before. There have been turns and twists in the incident, prompting a section of leaders and the public to mount pressure onpolice and the preacher.
Ng’ang’a has been linked to the death of Mercy Njeri along the Naivasha/Nairobi highway on July 26. There has been claims that the red Range Rover that collided with a Nissan March belongs to the apostle who was, according to some reports, driving the car on the wrong side of the highway at the time of the accident.
There were reports that Ng’ang’a allegedly fled the accident scene in a black Range Rover belonging to a fellow cleric.