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Shakahola cult leader Paul Makenzi detained for 30 more days

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Kilifi controversial pastor Paul Makenzi and his 28 followers will be detained for one more month pending their investigations and probation inquiry. The 29 of them were to know their verdict today, September 18, regarding the Shakahola massacre that led…[Continue Reading...]

Kilifi cult leader Paul Mackenzie, 29 others to know their fate today

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Kilifi cult leader Paul Mackenzie and his 29 co-accused are expected to know the charges against them today (Monday) after nearly five months in custody. The suspects are charged with murder after hundreds of bodies were exhumed from shallow graves in…[Continue Reading...]

‘Kill Me And Throw My Body In River Yala!’ Televangelist Paul Mackenzie Tells Court

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Controversial pastor Paul Mackenzie, who is being held in connection with the death of over 400 people in a suspected starvation cult in Shakahola, Kilifi County has decried what he describes as a violation of his rights. Appearing at the…[Continue Reading...]

Mass suicide fears among Makenzie sect amid ongoing case

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State agencies at the Coast are on high alert, fearful that controversial preacher Paul Makenzi and other survivors of Shakahola doomsday cult that has claimed 425 lives might be planning mass suicide. The fears are borne out of the fact…[Continue Reading...]

Kenya cult leader detention makes history – judge

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MOMBASA, Kenya: Kenyan cult leader Paul Mackenzie has been handed the longest pre-charge court-approved detention in the country’s history, following an extension of his stay in prison, a judge has said. Mr Mackenzie has already been in custody for more…[Continue Reading...]

Kenyans Consider Regulations on Religion as Cult Members Bodies’ Exhumed

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Kenyan authorities have exhumed more than 400 bodies from shallow graves linked to a cult whose leader is accused of asking his followers to starve themselves. The tragedy has sparked debate in Kenya about how to protect both religious freedom…[Continue Reading...]

Survivor of Paul MacKenzie Cult Says Husband’s Job was to Bury Victims in Shakahola: “Alikuwa Anawazika”

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Kilifi - A survivor of the Shakahola cult by controversial pastor Paul MacKenzie has lived to tell the story. According to a report by DW, the survivor, Salama Masha, had just started rebuilding her life after a terrifying ordeal in…[Continue Reading...]

Shakahola cult: Victims’ families in agony as results of DNA tests delayed

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Delay in the release of DNA results for victims of the Shakahola cult has left families in agony, not knowing whether their relatives are alive or dead. In May, the government launched a DNA testing exercise for families who believe…[Continue Reading...]

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