, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 8 — Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Saturday said he would forward an investigation file on Pastor James Ng’ang’a road crash fiasco to the Director of Public Prosecutions on Monday.
Boinnet, who declined to reveal details contained in the investigation file or its recommendations, told Capital Newsbeat that he received the report from Traffic Commandant Charlton Muriithi on Friday evening and was therefore unable to forward it earlier.
“The DPP will decide how we will proceed. He also has the option of returning the file and asking for further investigations,” he said, “We will forward it to the DPP on Monday”.
Boinnet had tasked Muriithi with re-investigating the accident after members of the public accused the Tigoni police of interfering with the evidence to exonerate the Neno Evangelism pastor.
“In response to the mass of information provided by members of the public to the media that suggested that the information provided by the traffic officers at Tigoni may not be entirely correct, I dispatched a special team to the scene to verify the same,” he said.
On Wednesday, Muriithi told reporters that he had been given until Friday to submit his findings to the DPP.
The Tigoni police had placed one Simon Maina Kuria behind the wheel of the Range Rover which was involved in a head on collision with the saloon car in which the deceased Mercy Njeri was a passenger.
But witnesses, including some who have recorded statements with the police insist that it is the pastor who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident, allegations he denies.
The accident involving a Range Rover and a saloon car occurred at Manguo area in Limuru where a woman was killed and her husband wounded.
The man facing charges over the fatal accident was on Friday forced to flee from Limuru Law courts when he was confronted by an angry mob that was demanding to have the pastor charged.