Even while the investigation into the Good News International Church cult continues, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has now instructed the police to seize the property of controversial pastor Paul Mackenzie.
In a statement made public on Tuesday, DPP Haji expressed astonishment and disgust at the atrocious atrocities that pastor Mackenzie and his cult were accused of committing in Shakahola village in Malindi, Kilifi County.
The DPP promised to prosecute the notorious preacher and his co-accused to the fullest extent of the law in remarks made a day after seeing Mackenzie’s 800-acre parcel of land, where 17 remains have now been exhumed.
According to DPP Haji, “Further, the ODPP has directed investigation officers to identify the assets of the suspects herein for purposes of preservation, confiscation, and forfeiture in accordance with the law.”
Following the exhumation of 17 more victims from shallow graves scattered around the huge area, the death toll from the Shakahola atrocity on Tuesday increased to 90.
During the operation, the multi-agency team also saved three further victims and detained two additional suspects for their alleged involvement in enticing Mackenzi’s supporters to starvation.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) should indict the preacher for terrorism and genocide, according to Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Prof. Kithure Kindiki.