Misconduct –Chief Justice Martha Koome has started investigating wanting judicial officials who handled Pastor Paul Mackenzie’s case since 2017.
Koome, on Thursday, April 27, directed that the case surrounding Mackenzie be looked into so that to establish how he was freed all the time he was charged in court.
In her capacity as the chairperson of the Judiciary Service Commission JSC, the CJ noted that she was now examining the records to establish whether there was any misconduct on the part of the Judicial Officers on this matter.
“The judiciary offers deep sympathy to the families, relatives, and friends of victims affected by the unraveling mass deaths, sufferings, and injuries at the Shakahola village in Kilifi County,” read part of the statement.
She added that it was time to discipline any rogue judiciary official who participated in the release of the controversial pastor despite his threat to the society.
“The Judicial Service Commission is charged with handling disciplinary issues and the leadership of the Judiciary. The Judiciary reaffirms its commitment to upholding the Constitution and the rule of law in the administration of justice,” she stated.
The CJ would list a number of cases which involved Mackenzie and how he was mysteriously freed to continue with his activities in the society.
His recent arrest unearthed at least 103 bodies of both children andadults buried on his vast 800 acres of land in Shakahola Forest in Malindi, Kilifi County.
He is now in police custody with government seeking to press heavy penalties including genocide charges on him.
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