Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has now ordered the police to seize the controversial assets of Pastor Paul Mackenzie.
The investigation into the preacher of the Good News International Church is still ongoing, however.
On Tuesday, DPP Haji expressed his shock and outrage at what he said were brutal acts committed by Pastor Mackenzie and his sect in Shakahola, Kilifi County.
Haji has vowed to prosecute the controversial preacher and his co-defendants to the fullest extent of the law.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the suspects may commit serious crimes, including murder; recruiting, advising and assisting people to commit suicide; terrorist acts by threatening national security and public safety and radical ideology,” he said.
“This is a violation of various laws such as the Penal Code, the Prevention of Terrorism Act, the International Crimes Act, the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Anti-Money Laundering Act, among others.
“Furthermore, the ODPP has instructed investigators to identify the properties of the suspects here for safekeeping, confiscation and confiscation in accordance with the law.”
It comes as 17 more remains have been exhumed from deep graves in the wider area, bringing the total death toll in the Shakahola atrocity to 90.
The multi-agency team also rescued three people during the operation and detained two other suspects for their alleged involvement in trying to starve Mackenzi’s supporters.
Minister of State Professor Kithure Kindiki said the preacher should be charged with terrorism and genocide by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The SC has also declared the Shakahola Forest as a disturbed area and an operational area.
“I published a notice in the government newspaper today saying that 800 acres is a disturbed area. No one is allowed to enter it without permission from the police,” he said.