Normal court proceedings have been interrupted at Shanzu Law courts in Mombasa after Pastor Ezekiel’s supporters camped outside the courts singing and chanting for his release.

The controversial Mombasa based preacher was to appear before the court on Tuesday May 2 to answer charges levelled against him alongside his alleged partner Paul Mackenzie.

The two are accused of aiding individuals to kill themselves, wrongful  radicalisation, mass killings caused by controversial teachings and money laundering.

Led by Ezekiel’s brother who also plays the role of his assistant Pastor Gillack Odero,  the protestors would sing praise songs, occasionally breaking into  prayers, demanding for the release of their leader.


dDressed in white garments, a signature dress code for the church believers, Gillack asked his people to prepare for a revival as they had come to set free one their own.


” Can I hear from those who are ready for a meda revival? ” Gillack asked as he got answered with wild chants.


The new life church leader was arrested on 27th April 2023 during a church service. His wife took over the mass assuring their followers everything would be fine. She also announced the closure of the church to allow a peaceful investigations by the police.


After his arrest, the interior cabinet secretary professor Kithure Kindiki announced in a press conference that Ezekiel would be charged with mass killings after a connection was established between him and Paul Mackenzie by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).


“It is notified for general public information that today, Thursday, April 27, 2023, Mr Ezekiel Ombok Odero, the Head of New Life Prayer Centre at Mavueni within Malindi Sub-County of Kilifi County, has been arrested.He is being processed to face criminal charges related to the mass killing of his followers,”  said Kindiki.


His counterpart Mackenzie on the other hand is being charged with murder, aiding individuals to kill themselves and Terrorist acts.







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