Nairobi — Controversial televangelist Paul Mackenzie, of the Good Information Worldwide Church was engaged in actions that contradict his personal teachings on meals deprivation.
Regardless of urging his followers to starve themselves to dying, latest revelations present that Mackenzie was additionally rearing bees, concerned in meals crop manufacturing and setting up dams for irrigation inside the expansive 800-acre property linked to him.
This got here to mild on Thursday when Inside cupboard secretary Kithure Kindiki accompanied by senior safety officers visited Mackenzie’s homestead contained in the Shakahola forest the place the search, rescue and exhumation train of his victims is at present ongoing.
Mackenzie is accused of inciting and probably forcing his followers to starve themselves to dying because the “solely path to Jesus.”
The controversial preacher has not but been required to enter a plea however on Might 10 a court docket ordered him to be detained for 3 extra weeks pending additional investigations over what has been dubbed the “Shakahola Forest Bloodbath”.
The 50-year-old founding father of the Good Information Worldwide Church turned himself in on April 14 after police performing on a tip-off first entered Shakahola forest.
Whereas hunger seems to be the principle reason for dying, a number of the victims — together with kids — had been strangled, overwhelmed or suffocated, in line with chief authorities pathologist Johansen Oduor.
Questions have been raised about how Mackenzie, a father of seven, managed to evade legislation enforcement regardless of a historical past of extremism and former authorized instances.
The horrific saga has surprised Kenyans and led President William Ruto to arrange a fee of inquiry into the deaths and a process drive to assessment laws governing spiritual our bodies.