Pastor Mackenize and group chant 'Haki Yetu' during court appearance

Controversial preacher, Paul Mackenzie

Drama ensued at the Shanzu Law Courts after controversial preacher, Pastor Paul Mackenzie and his co-accused caused a scene inside the court room as they objected to the prosecution's prayer to the court to have them detained for an extra 47 days.

The group has been behind bars for close to 3 months now since their arrest.

During the proceedings the pastor who is currently in jail for running occult activities in which many people died, and his band of co-accused lost their calm at the Law Court after the state sought to have their detention extended until the investigations were concluded.

The group started loudly chanting the famous slogan 'haki yetu' inside the courtroom, disrupting the court proceedings.


It was noted that state investigators had requested for more time to allow them to thoroughly conclude their investigations before mounting a case against them. 

Through their attorney Wycliffe Makasembo, the group argued against the plea, maintaining that the move greatly inconvenienced them.

On top of that, they also cited the inhumane conditions in which they are being detained. Besides that, they also decried being forced to put on prison garments, yet they are not convicted, as well as being forced to be aligned in parades, sleeping on the floor, and relieving themselves inside the bucket(s).


4 weeks ago the court granted Rhoda Maweu, the wife of suspected cult leader Paul Mackenzie, a personal bond of Sh100,000 and an additional surety of Sh500,000.

She had been in custody for 62 days, since her arrest on May 2.

Senior Chief Justice of Shanzu Yusuf Shikanda said that the Government has failed to prove why she was held together with her husband and 28 others due to the deaths of Shakahola.

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