Mackenzie Past Case Haunts Him in Court

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) on Friday, May 4, urged the court to deny cultic pastor, Paul Mackenzie, bail. 

The Prosecution accused the cult leader Paul Mackenzie of being a perennial lawbreaker who could not be trusted with bail relief.

While appearing before Shanzu Law Courts in Mombasa, the prosecution argued that Mackenzie was, in 2017, convicted of a similar offence. 

In March 2017, Paul Nthenge Mackenzie, Winne Alexander Gandi and Betty Mwaka were jointly accused of going against Basic Education Act by offering Basic Education in an unregistered institution.

“The Respondent was previously convicted in a case in which he confessed but later, he began to commit the same offence to which he is currently being held,” Prosecution stated.

Instead of defending themselves before the court, the three entered a plea bargain with the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). They were reportedly discharged by the trial court and ordered to be of good behaviour.

Mackenzie was accused of aiding over 110 members of his Good News International Church to kill themselves. He was also charged with radicalisation and terrorism. 

The trial is still underway. 

More to follow…

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