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    Kenya’s Controversial Pastor Paul Makenzi: 21 Bodies Found on His Land Linked to Cult Activity with Further Grave Suspicions.

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    Nairobi, Kenya.- (African Boulevard News) – Shock and horror gripped the Malindi area of Kenya as the authorities dug up 21 bodies on land owned by a controversial pastor, Paul Makenzi. The authorities fear that there may be more bodies buried on the pastor’s land, as witnesses have come forth with claims that they were encouraged to starve to death.

    The Arrest of Pastor Paul Makenzi

    The police arrested Paul Makenzi on April 14, 2023, on charges of cultism. The authorities had received a tip-off from a member of the public, which led to an investigation into the pastor’s activities. When questioned by the authorities, witnesses revealed that Makenzi had told his followers to fast to death.

    Makenzi has been on hunger strike for the past four days while in police custody. The pastor has been arrested twice before, in 2019 and March 2023, in relation to the deaths of children. Each time, he was released on bail, and both cases are still proceeding through the court.

    The Discovery of the Bodies

    As the investigation into Makenzi’s activities continued, the authorities dug up 21 bodies on his land, with more shallow graves yet to be unearthed. The discovery of the bodies has shocked the community and raised concerns about the spread of cults in the Malindi area.

    Local politicians have urged the court not to release Makenzi this time, decrying the spread of cults in the Malindi area. Cults are common in Kenya, which has a largely religious society.

    Human Rights Activist Reaction

    Human rights activist Khalid Hussein from Haki Africa has condemned Makenzi’s actions, stating, “We can’t have people who just wake up one day in the name of a calling, to drive people on a suicide path. Every church, every mosque, every temple, and synagogue must belong to a registered structured framework.”

    Hussein has called on a multi-agency team to comb the 800-acre land owned by Makenzi. He added, “The DCI homicide team is doing excellent work, and they should be allowed to continue with that work. But the police need support to comb this 800-acre piece of land so that we can rescue more and also maybe unearth more mass graves that could be in any of this area that we are in.”

    The Hunger Crisis at Good News International Church

    In addition to the bodies discovered on Makenzi’s land, four people were found starving at the Good News International Church. The investigation followed a tip-off from a member of the public. The authorities have been investigating the church’s activities and its role in aiding and abetting Makenzi’s cult.

    Calls for a Registered Structured Framework

    The discovery of the bodies and the hunger crisis at the Good News International Church have raised concerns about the need for a registered structured framework for religious organizations in Kenya. There have been calls for the government to regulate religious organizations to prevent the spread of cults and other dangerous organizations.

    As the investigation into Makenzi’s activities continues, the authorities urge the public to come forward with any information that may aid their investigations. The discovery of the bodies has shocked the community and raised concerns about the spread of cults in the Malindi area.

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