Pastor Ng’ang’a arrested for allegedly defrauding businessman

Officers Patrick Kahindi Baya, Christopher Nzilu Nzioka, Simon Kuria and Neno Evangelism ministries Apostle James Ng'ang'a in court in 2015. [File, Standard]
Trouble, it seems, is never too far away from James Ng’ang’a, a televangelist who began his trade as a street preacher.  He was arrested yesterday and spent the night at Central Police Station, Nairobi.

The pastor was arrested for allegedly defrauding a businessman of Sh3.5 million.

Ng'ang'a has been freed on a police bond and is set to appear in court today.

In March, pastor Ng’ang’a was charged with threatening to kill journalist Linus Kaikai.

Kaikai, who is the Strategy and Innovation Director at Royal Media Services (RMS) had, in a TV news show called for legal action against rogue pastors and called for the regulation of the religious sector. 

Ng’ang’a's charge sheet read in part: “…indicated or implied that it was or might be desirable to bring death or physical injury to the Citizen TV journalist Linus Kaikai”.

He appeared before Resident Magistrate Justus Kituku at the Kiambu Law Courts and denied the charges.

He was released on Sh200,000 cash bail.

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