Kenya: Police Exhume 21 Our bodies in Hunger Cult Probe

Paul Makenzie Nthenge reportedly informed his followers to starve themselves with a view to meet Jesus. Police had been in a position to rescue a number of cult members and take them to the hospital for remedy.

Police in Kenya have exhumed at the least 21 our bodies whereas investigating a cult whose followers are believed to have starved themselves to loss of life.

The deceased are thought to have been followers of Christian cult chief Paul Makenzie Nthenge, who reportedly informed them to starve themselves with a view to “meet Jesus.”

“In whole since [Thursday], now we have 21 our bodies,” a police supply informed the AFP information company on Friday.

“We’ve not even scratched the floor which provides a transparent indication that we’re prone to get extra our bodies by the top of this train,” the supply added.

Cult chief arrested

Nthenge is the chief of the Good Information Worldwide Church, which police allege “brainwashed” residents into ravenous themselves to loss of life.

The cult chief turned himself in to police and was charged final month after two kids starved to loss of life whereas within the custody of their dad and mom, native media reported. He was launched on bail of 100,000 Kenyan shillings ($750 or Ꞓ670).

Following a brand new tip-off, police rescued 15 followers of the cult on April 14. 4 of them died earlier than they could possibly be taken to the hospital.

Of the 11 who made it to the hospital, three had been in essential situation.

The tip-off additionally pointed to the existence of at the least 31 extra shallow graves within the Shakahola forest exterior the coastal city of Malindi.

“This pastor must face all these prices regardless that he has gone on a starvation strike saying that he’s praying and fasting in custody,” a police supply mentioned.

zc/sms (AFP, Reuters)

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