Former PCEA moderator Gathanju’s case set for November

The Director of Public Prosecutions now wants two more months to complete investigations on former Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) moderator David Gathanju over the theft of Sh39 million.

Mr. Gathanju, who was the moderator between 2009 and 2015, is charged alongside James Muiruri and Peter Mwangi both former employees of the church.

The three were in November 2017 charged that on diverse dates between 2nd January 2016 and June 30 2017 at PCEA headquarters in Nairobi’s South C Estate, they conspired to steal from the church.

They are also accused of stealing the money which came into their possession by virtue of their employment.

The three have denied the charges and are currently out on bond.

Prosecution Counsel Christine Mbevi told Kiambu Senior Principal Magistrate Stella Atambo that she had not received any direction on the matter adding the DPP needed at least two months to give clear directions on the case.

The magistrate granted the DPP his request and ordered that the accused be present in court in the next mention.

 

  

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