A pastor accused of killing and burying two children in Shakahola’s Adu Ward, Kenya, has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Pastor Makenzi, who has had several run-ins with the law, allegedly brainwashed his followers to join him in his wrongful deeds.
According to Malindi Police Commandant John Kemboi, the children’s parents, Mr. Isaac Ngala and Ms. Emily Kaunga, are also suspects. Reports suggest that the pastor brainwashed the mother into believing that killing her children would make her a “hero before God after death.”
The Malindi DCI officer Joseph Yator stated that a rescued child narrated his two siblings’ sufferings after being starved for some time before their mother suffocated them to death. Officer Kemboi disclosed that the suspect is being detained at the Malindi Police Station as investigations continue.
“We shall give a breakdown of findings once our investigations are complete.”
He further added that Makenzi is facing several counts of murder. The DCI has also taken several photos of the location in Chakama, Shakahola, where the bodies of the deceased babies are believed to have been buried.
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The case has shocked and outraged many, but it is not the first time Makenzi has been in trouble with the law. In April 2019, he was charged with telling his followers that Huduma Namba was demonic. He stated that registering for the number was akin to selling their souls to the devil. He and his wife, Joys Mwikamba, were back in court a month later for allegedly promoting radicalization.
The two were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Dr. Julie Oseko for being in possession of films intended to incite kids against going to school. Makenzi was also charged with distributing videos not examined and certified by the Kenya Films Classification Board. After being released on a KSh1 million bond, he promised to shut down both the church and filming studio because they had already delivered the message.
The case has sparked outrage on social media, with many calling for justice to be served. The Kenyan government has also been urged to crack down on religious leaders manipulating their followers and engaging in criminal activities.
In a country where many people place their trust in religious leaders, it is important that those who abuse their power and influence are held accountable for their actions. The case of Pastor Makenzi highlights the need for more awareness and education on the dangers of blind faith and the importance of critical thinking. Only then can we hope to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.
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