Court declines to terminate Pastor Nganga’s Ksh3.6m fraud case

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 6 Oct, 2021 17:31 | < 1 min read
Neno Evangelism centre founder Pastor James Ng'ang'a. PHOTO/COURTESY

Popular televangelist Pastor James Maina Nganga has been dealt a big blow after a court declined to terminate his Ksh3.6m fraud case.

The court directed the complainant, in the case where Pastor Nganga is charged with defrauding a business man Ksh 3.6m, to appear in court as State Prosecutor Abel Omarimba continues consulting the Director of Prosecutions on whether to initiate a process of withdrawing the case after the parties reached a consensual agreement.

"Article 157 of the constitution 2010 says that the DPP has the authority to terminate a case, I find that it unnecessary to record the statements of the complainant for the said settlement without the consent of the DPP. The current prosecutor needs time to consult with the authority concerning withdrawal of this matter," the magistrate ruled. 

Pastor Nganga was arrested on April 6, 2016 at his Neno Evangelism church office along Haile Selassie Avenue, for attempting to obtain Ksh3.6m from Wickson Njoroge Mwathi by false pretense.

The man of cloth had lied to his unsuspecting victim that he was in a position of leasing to him his residential home in Karen.

Nganga is currently out on a Ksh500,000 cash bail.