Paul Mackenzie

Good News International Church pastor Paul Mackenzie has said he feels mistreated in police detention.

Speaking to the Media when he was arraigned at the Shanzu Law Courts on Friday, the controversial preacher said he has, however, found solace in religion and expressed hope that Jesus was going to rescue him.

"Nahisi kudhulimika tu basi. Kwa hivyo najua Yesu wangu ninayemtumikia, ninayemwaminia atanisaidia (I feel it's injustice, so I know Jesus whom I serve and trust will help me)," he said.


Mackenzie has been in police custody since his arrest on April 15 when two minors were found dead and buried in his Shakahola forest.

It was established that they had starved to death, prompting investigations which have so far led to the exhumation of more than 240 bodies from the expansive forest.

Government Chief Pathologist Johansen Oduor said autopsy results showed that the causes of death ranged from starvation, asphyxiation and blunt force traumas to the heads of the victims. 

This is not the first time Mackenzie has decried mistreatment.

While appearing before the Shanzu Magistrate Court in May, the preacher spoke of being held under deplorable conditions in the police cells.

He demanded for better conditions saying together with his co-accused, they had been forced to sleep on cold floors and risked contracting  diseases like Pneumonia.

Mackenzie said they were being served Ugali with a 'splash of a liquid' said to be soup from beans.

On Friday, he was appearing in court after the lapse of 30 days in custody.

The State is now seeking to continue holding him for 60 more days to saying citing incomplete investigations.

"Judicial remand for an extended period of 60 days is the least period possible within which investigations to be completed under the prevailing circumstances and constitutes the least restrictive means of preserving the integrity of the delicate investigation," court papers read in part.