Shakahola death toll climbs to 372 after 12 more bodies exhumed
more bodies have been exhumed at the Shakahola forest in Kilifi County where
the search for victims of a suspected starvation cult is ongoing.
The death toll now stands at 372 after phase
four of the exhumation exercise kicked off on Monday this week
Regional Commissioner Rhoda Onyancha on Wednesday said that no new arrests have
been made in connection with the deaths hence the total number of arrests
remains at 37.
also reported that the number of rescued people so far remains at 95 while the
DNA samples collected are at 253.
exercise is set to continue on Thursday after Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure
Kindiki on Monday said they expect more bodies from the 40 new graves which
suspected cult is linked to Good News International Church's controversial
pastor Paul Mackenzie, who is accused of brainwashing his followers to starve
themselves to death in order to "meet Jesus."
is still in police custody.
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