Neno Evangelism Centre founder Pastor James Ng\'ang\'a on Saturday, February 1, 2020, said that the piece of land on which his church is built was sold to him by the Central Bank of Kenya.
According to the Sunday Standard newspaper, the evangelist said that the piece of land belonged to a bank that had collapsed, and the Central Bank of Kenya was disposing of its assets.
\"The land was sold to me by Central Bank when a bank whose name I cannot remember went under, and the bank was disposing of several properties, the land was part of it,\" said Ng\'ang\'a.
Ng\'ang\'a who claimed to be in solitary retreat in a forest admitted that his men on the ground informed him that a team went near his church, took measurements, and left.
He, however, stated that the team did not take measurements of his church since the land was legally acquired.
\"I am told they were in the property behind my church. Not my church because my land is legally acquired,\" he said.
The letter addressed to the preacher, dated Friday, January 31, 2020, from the Kenya Railways Authority requested the preacher to surrender all documents in his possession in relation to the illegal acquisition of the land.
\"The purpose of this letter is to notify you that plot LR. No. 209/9640 encroaches on the land initially reserved for railway use. You are hereby requested to surrender all documents relating to the irregular allocation of the above-referenced property to the Corporation,\" reads the letter.