Controversial Gospel Singer Ringtone Apoko defends Shakahola “Killer” pastor Paul McKenzie
Controversial Kenyan gospel musician Ringtone has sparked controversy after defending controversial pastor Paul Mackenzie, who has been linked to the deaths of close to one hundred people in Shakahola Malindi, Kenya.
During a recent interview, Ringtone proclaimed that Mackenzie was innocent and bore no fault for the deaths of his congregants.
According to Ringtone, Mackenzie only ordered his followers to fast, and they did it willingly. Ringtone further added that the congregants who died probably went to heaven, blameless and ready to meet their maker.
These comments have drawn criticism from netizens, who have accused Ringtone of insensitivity and being out of touch with reality.
Mackenzie has been making headlines in Kenya after he was linked to the deaths of close to one hundred people in Shakahola Malindi.
The pastor is alleged to have ordered his congregants to fast for forty days and forty nights, a directive that led to the deaths of many of them.
The Kenyan government has since launched an investigation into the matter, with Mackenzie being questioned and charged with several offenses, including manslaughter.
Despite the allegations leveled against him, Ringtone appears to believe that Mackenzie is innocent.
Some social media users have taken to social media to express their outrage at Ringtone’s comments, with some calling for a boycott of his music.
The controversy surrounding Mackenzie and Ringtone’s defense of him highlights the dangers of blind faith and the need for religious leaders to be held accountable for their actions.
While faith can be a source of comfort and inspiration for many people, it can also be used to manipulate and exploit vulnerable individuals.
As such, it is essential to exercise caution and critical thinking when it comes to matters of faith and to hold religious leaders accountable for their actions.