Controversial pastor Paul Mackenzie has been found guilty by the High Court on charges of being in possession of and distributing films without a license.
In a statement released by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) on Friday, the court determined that the evidence presented by the prosecution was sufficient for a conviction.
Mackenzie, who appeared at the Malindi chief magistrates court on Monday, May 6, 2019, faced accusations related to the possession and distribution of films that had not been classified.
Additionally, he was charged with operating a filming studio without a valid filming license. The court proceedings were initiated on June 30, and the recent ruling sheds light on the outcome of the case.
Prosecution’s Joseph Mwangi successfully argued the case against Mackenzie, highlighting the nature of the films and their alleged use in inciting students to leave school in 2019.
“One Paul Mckenzie has today been found guilty of being in possession and distributing films which have not been classified and operating a filming studio without a valid filming licence. Prosecution’s Joseph Mwangi proved the case. ”read the statement in part.
The court’s decision not only found Mackenzie guilty but also ordered a pre-sentence report to be filed by the Probation and Aftercare Services.
The statement from the ODPP indicates that Mackenzie’s sentencing will be scheduled after the submission of the pre-sentence report. The court has set a mention date for the case on December 1, 2023.