Suspected religious cult leader Pastor Paul Mackenzie and 17 others are to remain in custody as State continues to build a case against them, a Shanzu court has ruled.
In its Wednesday ruling, the court ordered that the suspects be detained for a period not exceeding thirty days from May 3. This means they will be in custody for 23 more days.
The Director of Public Prosecution had requested for Mackenzie to be detained for a period of 90 days to allow for investigations.
The Head of Public Indictment had mentioned for Mackenzie to be confined for a time of 90 days to take into consideration examinations.
Mackenzie as well as 17 others will be held at Malindi, Marereni, Watamu, Mtwapa and Bamburi police headquarters as suggested by the public authority.
Mackenzie and his co-blamed are having to deal with penalties under the Psychological oppression Represent thought cultic exercises that has prompted the exhumation of more than 100 bodies in Shakahola.
“Mnachopigana nacho hamkijui. Na kitawaramba. Nimewaambia, kitawaramba.” These were the parting shot of Paul Mackenzie of the Good Life International Church, fired in grim warning as he left the Malindi Law Courts last week.
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