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Kenya starvation cult leader charged with manslaughter over mass deaths

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A Kenyan court has charged cult leader cult leader Paul Mackenzie and 94 suspected accomplices with manslaughter over the deaths of more than 200 people. Mackenzie and his co-accused – including the self-proclaimed pastor's wife – pleaded not guilty to…[Continue Reading...]

Kenya cult leader Paul Mackenzie faces terror charges over mass deaths

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A Kenyan cult leader is to be charged with murder and terrorism over the deaths of more than 400 people found in mass graves, prosecutors say. Paul Mackenzie was arrested in April after the discovery of hundreds of bodies, some…[Continue Reading...]

Kenyan court gives prosecutors ultimatum in case against alleged starvation cult leader

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A Kenyan court warned prosecutors Tuesday it will release under its own terms a pastor and others accused of being behind the deaths of 429 people believed to be his cult followers if they aren't charged within two weeks. For…[Continue Reading...]

State relies on terror law to detain cult leader Mackenzie, followers for up to a year

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Kilifi cult leader Paul Mackenzie and his associates could be detained without charge for up to a year, court documents show. The state has invoked the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), which allows for up to 360 days of extended detention…[Continue Reading...]

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...]

‘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...]

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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