Reprieve for Pastor Ng’ang’a after complainant withdraws Ksh3.6 million fraud case

By and , K24 Digital
On Thu, 14 Oct, 2021 16:18 | < 1 min read
Pastor Ng'ang'a
Neno Evangelism centre founder Pastor James Ng'ang'a. PHOTO/Courtesy

The ksh3.6 million fraud case against Neno Evangelist founder, Pastor James Ng'ang'a has been dropped after the complainant withdrew it.

Milimani Law Courts senior resident magistrate Nyamu Wandai said that the court dropped the case after Wickson Mwathi told the court that he had forgiven Pastor Ng'ang'a.

The court also revealed that the complainant wished to settle the matter with the controversial pastor outside the court.

“I forgive Pastor Ng’ang’a since my mother worships in his church and I would like to withdraw the case,” Mwathi told the court.

When the prosecution asked Mwathi if he had been paid the amount obtained in the case, he said that Ng'ang'a had given him ksh700,000 as a token.

The complainant further told the Ng'ang'a does not owe him anything at the moment.

Pastor Ng'ang'a was charged for allegedly obtaining ksh3.6 million from Mwathi in 2016 by falsely pretending that he would lease for him a 17-bedroom house in Kren, Nairobi.

The withdrawal of the case comes a week after the DPP opposed its withdrawal noting that it had not received instructions to withdraw the case.

Ng'ang'a had asked the court to withdraw the case arguing that he had a consent letter from the complainant.

“I would like to have the case withdrawn since we have agreed to settle the case through a consent letter with the complainant,” the court was told.

The DPP asked the court to allow them to go through the letter of consent before they could allow the case to be withdrawn.