Four suspected graveyards discovered in Father Pesa’s Kisumu church
Officials from the Office of the DPP on Friday raided Father John Pesa’s Coptic Church in Kisumu where they allegedly discovered four graveyards in the compound.
The Director of Public Prosecutions officials said more graveyards could be in the premises.
Upon being questioned about the graveyards Father Pesa said he had burried some bodies of sisters that used to serve in his church.
“There are sisters who volunteered to work for they church who got burried here. They could be taken to their homes,” Father Pesa said.
This is not the first time the controversial preachers has had DPP officials on his neck. Last month several people suspected to be mentally ill were rescued from his church.
The rescue operation which was led by the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on the Proliferation of Religious Organizations found the people allegedly chained and locked up inside the Coptic Holy Ghost Church said to be owned by the preacher.
The committee claimed that the resues were kept in horrible conditions.
“There is no permission for anyone to hold sick people in any church. Sick people should be in hospitals,” chair of the committee Shakila Abdalla said.
This comes admist governments attempts to deal with rogue preachers who mislead their congregants. The infamous Shakahola cult that was led by controversial preacher Paul Mackenzie has so far claimed the lives of 419 people.
Paul Mackenzie has been in detention for approximately three months now over his attatchment to the deadly starvation cult.
On August 4, Mombasa court has pardoned 23 Shakahola cult members who were arrested for attempting to starve to death.
They were part of the 65 people who were rescued from Shakahola forest and taken to a rescue center where for days they also refused to eat.
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