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Paul Mackenzie: State Lines Up 422 Witnesses Against Shakahola Cult Leader Ahead of Hearing

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In the quest to find justice for the families of the victims of the Shakahola Massacre, the state has a lineup of 422 witnesses against controversial Malindi-based pastor Paul Mackenzie. According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions…[Continue Reading...]

Grief gives way to anger as Kenyan starvation cult leader faces trial

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Kenyan court allows cult leader to meet wife in prison

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A court in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa has allowed cult leader Paul Mackenzie to meet his wife, Rhodah Mumbua, in prison under strict supervision from the authorities. Mackenzie pleaded with the court to order the authorities at Shimo La…[Continue Reading...]

Inside the Kenyan Cult That Starved Itself to Death

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It started with one family. Then another arrived, then another. Soon there were enough of them to begin clearing a section of the forest, cutting down the moringa and acacia trees, and uprooting thick shrubs. The forest, known as Shakahola,…[Continue Reading...]

‘Cried every day’: Kenya cult families struggle for closure

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A year after school teacher Francis Wanje lost eight family members to a Kenyan doomsday cult, he is still reckoning with the horror and haunted by unanswered questions. His daughter was one of 429 people whose bodies were exhumed last…[Continue Reading...]

More bodies of Shakahola cult victims released for burial

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The victims were members of the outlawed Good News International Ministries Church belonging to embattled Pastor Paul Nthenge Mackenzie who was arrested on April 15, 2023 and has since been under police custody. They said the families did not have…[Continue Reading...]

Kenya cult death toll rises to 95 as government sets curfew

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest death toll in Kenya’s cult investigation has risen to 95 as the government announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the ranch owned by a pastor who is accused of ordering his followers to fast to…[Continue Reading...]

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