Boinett defends pastor Ng'ang'a over woman's death
28 July 2015, 17:35
Nairobi - Police Inspector General Joseph Boinett has defended renowned pastor Joel Ng'ang'a from allegations of a hit and run incident in which a woman died.
Ng'ang'a was accused of hitting to death a woman in an accident between his alleged Range Rover hit another vehicle killing the woman and seriously injuring her husband.
Mercy Njeri died of her injuries after the Sunday accident in Limuru while Martin Mbugua her husband survived but with very serious injuries and is in hospital.
Ng'ang'a is the lead pastor of the Neno Evangelism Centre, one of the biggest churches in the city and was said to have been in the Range Rover during the accident, according to eye witnesses.
He was allegedly rescued from the scene by his friends and later bribed police officers to have him released, according to reports.
Boinett though, argues otherwise.
" A man named Simon Kuria was test-driving the vehicle, registration KCD 060Q, on behalf of Valley Road Motors, Boinett said through his Twitter handle Tuesday. The Range Rover was on General Dealers (KG) licence with valid insurance and was on test-drive when the accident occurred," he said.
He also said that despite reports, the vehicle was insured.
" The Range Rover was inspected, and released. The driver will appear in the Limuru senior magistrates court. He is out on a KES 20,000 cash bail," he further explained.
The pastor has yet to comment on the matter officially.
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