18 extra our bodies have been present in Shakahola village Sunday, April 23 afternoon, bringing the whole variety of our bodies discovered since Friday to 39.
An exhumation is ongoing on the land of cult chief Paul Mackenzie who’s in police custody.
One lady was rescued in one of many hideouts in a nasty state. The girl on the brink of dying was indicating to police that she didn’t need to be rescued.
Inside Cupboard Secretary Kithure Kindiki has stated he’ll go to Shakahola Village on Tuesday whilst he known as on the Coast Regional Commissioner and safety chiefs to strengthen the workforce presently finishing up exhumation at Mackenzie’s land.
In a press release shared on his official social media accounts, the CS known as out the unfolding bloodbath of cult members as “the clearest abuse of the constitutionally enshrined human proper to freedom of worship.”
He known as for tighter regulation of non secular entities together with church buildings, mosques, temples, and synagogues throughout the nation.
The Malindi sect chief has been within the limelight for allegedly influencing his followers to quick to dying.
The preacher was arrested on April 15 and has been in police custody for the reason that Malindi Excessive Court docket denied him launch on bond.
They stated he had refused to take even a glass of water, on claims he was fasting and praying.
Mackenzie’s troubles with the authorities and native leaders appear to have begun in 2018.
At the moment, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, now Public Service Cupboard Secretary, had protested in opposition to Mackenzie and his church’s actions, saying the cult chief was giving bribes to safety companies to stop the closure of the church and his prosecution after allegedly being arrested thrice after which launched.
A bullish Mackenzie was quoted by Citizen TV throughout that point saying, “If anybody feels offended about my summons and teachings in accordance to the scripture, allow them to go to court docket and produce proof. I am not afraid to serve my God.”
In September 2017, cops raided the Good Information Worldwide church and rescued about 93 kids.
Mackenzie and a few church members have been additionally arrested and he was later taken to court docket and charged with selling radicalisation and educating kids in an unregistered faculty at his church.
He denied the fees and was launched on a Sh500,000 bond with surety.
Throughout investigations, among the kids interrogated claimed that schooling is satanic and stated they’d left their properties and colleges to observe the pastor.
The cult chief’s followers, who embrace major, secondary faculty and college college students, defended their choice to drop out of faculty, quoting Bible verses.