Televangelist James Ng’ang’a, who leads the Neno Evangelism Church, has secured legal orders to halt any construction activities, sale, disposal, or leasing of a specific property. In documents obtained by Nairobi News, Ng’ang’a appears to have brought his dispute over the land’s ownership with the Kenya Railways Corporation to the judicial arena.
The legal case, identified as ELCLc/E151/2021, has prompted an immediate response from the court, with a hearing scheduled for November 7, 2023. This legal battle is part of a longstanding conflict between Pastor Ng’ang’a and Kenya Railways. In June 2023, he obtained a separate court order preventing the government entity from evicting him from the land housing his church.
Despite Kenya Railways claiming the land, situated along Haile Selassie Avenue, as a railway reserve, Ng’ang’a continues to assert his rights through legal channels. Notably, in October 2023, the controversial religious figure publicly criticized the government, accusing it of imposing excessive taxes on Kenyans.
During a live church service at the Neno Evangelism headquarters in Nairobi, Ng’ang’a, known for his outspoken views against the government, expressed his grievances. He emphasized his role as a man of God to speak truth to power, challenging authorities to close down his church if they disagreed. Ng’ang’a criticized the government’s economic management, alleging arbitrary fund allocation while issuing threats to close churches.
In addition to his critique, Ng’ang’a issued a warning to the leadership of Kenya Kwanza, cautioning them about potential divine consequences if they persist in their current course. He declared, “Speaking as an apostle, you are toying with God, and He will oust you from the kitchen.”