Reactions emerge on Preacher Paul Mackenzie running a cult- like religion in Kilifi.
Yesterday, ANOTHER 10 bodies dug out of graves in Shakahola, Kilifi, on land owned by pastor Paul Mackenzie, bringing total found so far to 17. This was day 2 of exhumations.
In one of several graves that the Detectives had dug up by around 4.30pm on Saturday, were the bodies of five family members – a father, mother and their three children.
The preacher, has been influencing his followers to fast to death. He was arrested on April 15 and has been behind bars since the Malindi High Court denied him release on bond.
According to the authorities, While in custody, he has staged a hunger strike and has refused to eat since his arrest four days ago.
Reactions emerge on preacher Paul Mackenzie’s activities;
The government critic wrote,”Paul Mackenzie is a prove of how religion is the opium of the poor.
Religion has played a key role in pushing many to wrong choice.”
Lord Tristan wrote,”There is something fundamentally disturbing about religion. How can a preacher order you to starve to death and you agree to that? That Paul Mackenzie story is extremely disheartening. Religion is really the opium of the masses as Karl Marx asserted.”
Another tweep wrote,” I have been closely following up on this unfolding case – Paul Mackenzie. A Pastor who led his congregation to fasting until they died. These are the false prophets and preachers Jesus warned us about that would deceive a lot of people.”
Critic expressed,” The govt has no reason whatsoever to arraign Paul Mackenzie. Blame those people who followed his stupid religion and cult at Kilifi and Malindi. How fool and gullible are you to obey a person who tells you not eat till you die? Even the biological system of the body will refuse.”