May 13, 2023

KENYA: Doomsday Death Cult Death Toll Reaches 200, With More Than 600 Reported Missing. Cult Leader Out On Cash Bail Facing Money Laundering, Kidnapping And Terrorism Charges.

THIS IS NOT CHRISTIANITY. THE PASTOR IS OBVIOUSLY A CON ARTIST. Suicide goes against Christian beliefs. The spirit of suicide is a demonic spirit. It is an actual demonic spirit and this man is using it to get money and fame. He is sacrificing these people to a demonic spirit. (emphasis mine) 
According to, "The Bible views suicide as equal to murder, which is what it is—self-murder. God is the only one who is to decide when and how a person should die. We should say with the psalmist, “My times are in your hands” (Psalm 31:15).

God is the giver of life. He gives, and He takes away (Job 1:21). Suicide, the taking of one’s own life, is ungodly because it rejects God’s gift of life. No man or woman should presume to take God’s authority upon themselves to end his or her own life."
And according to, "Christianity is strongly against suicide. It carries a proscription on self-destruction due to the core beliefs of how humanity was made and how that life is to be valued. God communicates through Scripture and biblical principles that suicide is not his will. People are made in a unique fashion that demands preservation. God’s Word declares the sanctity of life and demands that all of humanity preserve it. Christians read the Bible and use it to identify that suicide is the wrong choice. It establishes a moral code to follow, lays out divine instruction, and lists several examples of people dealing with suicidal circumstances. While each Christian denomination can highlight their own beliefs against suicide, there are four core beliefs that most Christians use to reject suicide.

1 Humanity Is Made in the Image of God
2 Suicide Is Self-Murder
3 Our Lives Belong to God
4 Suicide Harms Community
Al Jazeera English published May 2, 2023 Kenyan cult leader Mackenzie to face 'terrorism' charges over deaths. The Kenyan cult leader accused of urging his followers to starve themselves to death has appeared in court in the coastal town of Malindi. Paul Nthenge Mackenzie - and eight co-accused - face several charges including murder, "terrorism" and kidnapping. Police have exhumed 109 bodies so far, with the Red Cross estimating hundreds more are still missing.
Citizen TV Kenya published May 4, 2023: Pastor Ezekiel released on Ksh3 million bond or Ksh1.5 million cash bail. Investigators have revealed that two more victims of the Shakahola cult deaths were murdered. In an autopsy conducted on 24 bodies exhumed from mass graves at the Paul Mackenzie owned property in Kilifi County Chief Government Pathologist, Johansen Oduor says that 2 of them were killed by blunt force to the head. This is controversial preacher Ezekiel Odero was released on a ksh 1.5 million cash bail pending investigations.
NTV Kenya published May 13, 2023: Death toll from Shakahola cult crosses 200 mark; 15-year-old rescued alive.
Citizen TV Kenya published April 23, 2023: Gov’t declares cult deaths in Malindi a massacre. The number of bodies exhumed from the Shakahola forest has risen to thirty nine following the exhumation of eighteen bodies from 7 graves today. The discovery comes as the government broke its silence over the incident, with CS for interior, Prof Kithure Kindiki saying the perpetrators of what he terms as a massacre in Malindi will face the severest punishment under Kenyan laws. And as Brenda Wanga reports, Kindiki has directed the deployment of more officers to secure the mass graves now turned a crime scene.
NTV Kenya published April 24, 2023: Shakahola cult survivor recounts the ordeal.
Here is an excerpt of the NTV Kenya news broadcast, "The Shakahola cult deaths continue to unravel like a horror movie. Survivors of the sect have narrated horrifying tales of how they were introduced to the cult giving up everything that they had to follow Pastor Paul Mackenzie. They said they were promised a good life and persuaded to join the cult to meet their maker only for many of them to be led to an early grave." (emphasis mine)
KTN News pubilshed April 22, 2023: Who is Mackenzie?: The pastor allegedly behind the fasting to death cult.

France24 News
written by AP and newswires
Saturday May 13, 2023

The death toll linked to a doomsday cult in Kenya hit 201 Saturday after police exhumed 22 more bodies, most of them bearing signs of starvation, according to the coast regional commissioner. The bodies are believed to be those of followers of a pastor based in coastal Kenya, Paul Mackenzie. He's alleged to have ordered congregants to starve to death in order to meet Jesus.

More than 600 people are still missing.

Mackenzie, who was arrested last month, remains in custody. Police plan to charge him with terrorism-related offenses.

Hundreds of bodies have been dug up from dozens of mass graves spread across his 800-acre property, located in the coastal county of Kilifi.

Mackenzie insists that he closed his church in 2019 and moved to his property in a forested area to farm.

Autopsies conducted on more than 100 bodies last week showed the victims died of starvation, strangulation, suffocation and injuries sustained from blunt objects.

Local media outlets have been reporting cases of missing internal body organs, quoting investigators in the case.

Mackenzie, his wife and 16 other suspects will appear in court at the end of the month.

Coast regional commissioner Rhoda Onyancha on Saturday said the total number of those arrested stood at 26, with 610 people reported as missing by their families.

It is unclear how many survivors have been rescued so far from the search and rescue operations on Mackenzie's vast property. Some of them were too weak to walk when they were found.

Cults are common in Kenya, which has a religious society.

Police across the country have been questioning other religious leaders whose teachings are believed to be misleading and contrary to basic human rights.

President William Ruto last week formed a commission of inquiry to investigate how hundreds of people were lured to their deaths at the coast and recommend action on institutions that failed to act.

Mackenzie had in the past been charged with the deaths of children in his church in a case that is ongoing in court. Residents nearby had raised the alarm after his followers moved to the forested area.

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