Renowned activist Boniface Mwangi has accused Prophet David Owuor of causing the death of innocent Kenyans through his staged miracles. Mwangi claimed that when Owuor held mega crusades in major towns across the country, morgues would be very busy the next day.
Patients attending Owuor’s healing crusades stopped taking medication, believing that they had been healed. In 2014, Mwangi claimed that his doctor friend from Nakuru was willing to expose how patients ended up dying after attending Owuor’s crusades.
Everytime Owour held a crusade in a town, hospitals and morgues in that town would be very busy the next day. Relatives would get their sick family members discharged from hospitals, stop their treatment and take them to the “healing” crusades. Only paid actors were “healed.” https://t.co/0Du35p4McZ
— The People’s Watchman (@bonifacemwangi) April 27, 2023
In another development, the state has linked televangelist Ezekiel Ombok Odero to Kilifi cult leader Paul Mackenize.
The state says the two individuals share a history of business investment, particularly the TV station previously used to pass radicalized messages to their followers.
The court heard that some of these followers are believed to be among the hundreds of bodies so far exhumed at the Shakahola land linked to Mackenzie.
The state has traced financial transactions between the two that led to the purchase of Times TV, which was previously owned by Mackenzie.
“The respondent (Pastor Ezekiel) runs Times Television, which investigations have revealed he paid Sh500,000 as part payment for its purchase from Mackenzie, who is currently under probe in matters connected to the Shakahola massacre of innocent and vulnerable Kenyans,” State Counsels Jami Yamina and Peter Kiprop told Shanzu Chief Magistrate Joe Omido.
Police have established that several deaths occurred within the New Life Ministry in Mavueni and were recorded at the Kilifi police station under different occurrence book numbers between 2022 and 2023.
The court heard that there is credible evidence linking the bodies exhumed from the 800 acres situated in Shakahola, associated with Mackenzie and his accomplices, with several innocent and vulnerable followers of his ministry believed to have met their death in their quest for divine intervention from Pastor Ezekiel.
The state also revealed that upon the demise of innocent and vulnerable followers of Pastor Ezekiel, their bodies were preserved at a privately run mortuary in Kilifi before being transported to Shakahola forest for burial.
Police have collected various burial permits that were issued to several individuals whose names and contacts have been disclosed.
These witnesses are vulnerable, and the prosecution and police say that Ezekiel may influence them should he be set free before the police get to the bottom of the mass killings at Shakahola.