•When the Governor was Malindi MP, they managed to recover the phases which were grabbed.
• Phase one which is about 52,000 acres and Phase two of the Chakama ranchers was recovered around five years ag
Kilifi Government Gideon Mung'aro has revealed that the 800-care piece of land where decomposing bodies are being recovered doesn't belong to the controversial pastor Paul Mackenzie.
According to Mung'aro, the land is part of the Chakama Settlement Scheme which several people had grabbed.
"That land which Mackenzie is occupying is not his; we have three schemes in that area which were initially grabbed by some individuals from the Chakama ranchers," he said on Tuesday.
Mung'aro explained that the land was part of the Chakama Settlement Scheme and has three Phases, which the current land claimed to belong to Mackenzi is in the third phase.
When he was Malindi MP, they managed to recover the phases which had been grabbed.
“We managed to recover Phase One which is about 52,000 acres and Phase Two was recovered around five years ago," Mung'aro said.
"The area he (Mackenzie) is occupying is Chakama phase three which is currently being contested for by the people who grabbed it and the bank," he added.
As of Monday evening, Police had recovered 89 bodies from mass graves in Shakahola village, Kilifi, where followers of Mackenzie are believed to have been buried.
The Kenya Red Cross has also reported that 212 people have been reported missing at their desks in Shakahola.
Interior CS Kithure Kindiki has said it is highly likely that the controversial pastor will be charged with genocide.
Speaking on Tuesday when he visited Kilifi, Kindiki said Mackenzie and all his collaborators have a date with destiny.
"Over and above charging Mackenzie with terrorism, I'm convinced that a case can be built for charging him and his collaborators with genocide," he said.
Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group.
Kindiki said he is convinced the Kilifi cult is the turning point in how the government will handle threats to security caused by religious extremism.