CONTROVERSIAL KENYAN PASTOR ARRESTED OVER DEATH OF FOUR MEMBERS.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on April 15, 2023
Controversial Kenyan pastor Paul Mackenzie of Good News International Church has been arrested after 4 of his followers died while starving to “meet Jesus.
Police had launched a manhunt on him after four people died while being rescued from a forest in Kilifi where they had been starving for three months so as to die in the hope of meeting Jesus.
Eleven others were rescued and taken to hospital but it is reported that some have declined food and medicine, saying they are determined to meet their fate in line with the extreme teachings of pastor Mackenzie.
The pastor, who faced similar charges last month after 2 children died under similar circumstances, surrendered to police late yesterday.
Charles Kamau, DCI chief for Malindi sub-county, who promised the rescue of others while appealing to the public for their support, said:
We have the pastor in custody after he surrendered because he knew were looking for him
We have those reports of a mass grave and that there are more people who have retreated to the forest to pray, we want to rescue them