Controversial Preacher Paul Makenzie owned church the Good News International Ministry has been declared an Organized criminal group by Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki.
According to a gazette notice released by the ministry ,the declaration, according to Kindiki, takes effect from the date of order, January 31, 2024.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 22 (1) of the Prevention of Organized Crimes Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares Good News International Ministries to be an organized criminal group for the purposes of the Act,” the Gazette stated.
Makenzie and 95 co-accused is facing charges for crimes related to murder, manslaughter, radicalisation, cruelty, and child torture.
“The DPP is fully satisfied that there is enough evidence to prosecute the 95 suspects with charges of manslaughter, assault and causing grievous bodily harm under the penal code,” the DPP statement read.
Before the charges, the High Court gave stakeholders involved in the investigations an ultimatum to either convict the accused or release them.
Mackenzie had been accused of starving hundreds of Kenyans to death in a cultic church movement, after promising them they would meet God after dying.