The Kenyan preacher of a doomsday cult who was arrested after greater than 400 our bodies had been present in mass graves on his property has been convicted of working a studio and distributing movies with no license
ByEMMANUEL IGUNZA Related Press
November 10, 2023, 12:40 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya — Paul Mackenzie, the Kenyan preacher on the heart of a doomsday cult within the nation that led to the deaths of greater than 400 folks, was on Friday discovered responsible of working a studio and distributing movies with no license.
The senior resident Justice of the Peace within the city of Malindi, Olga Onalo, discovered Mackenzie responsible of exhibition of movies by means of his Occasions Tv with out approval of the Kenya Movie Classification Board.
The preacher has been in police custody for greater than six months now since he was arrested in April, following the invention of a whole bunch of our bodies in mass graves in a forested space throughout his 800-acre property within the coastal county of Kilifi.
Prosecutors say Mackenzie ordered his congregants to starve to dying in an effort to meet Jesus.
Nevertheless, he has not been formally charged over the deaths, regardless of being arraigned in courtroom on quite a few events since his arrest.
On Friday he was acquitted of further costs of influencing kids to not attend faculty and utilizing radical preaching to incite Christians towards Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims.
He will probably be sentenced for the film-related offenses on Dec. 1 and will resist 5 years in jail.
On Thursday, prosecutors utilized to have Mackenzie held in custody for six extra months to permit police to finish their investigations which embrace the seek for dozens of individuals nonetheless lacking.
Since his arrest, there have been rising requires the federal government to control church buildings in Kenya.