Shakahola Deaths Reach 350 as 12 More Bodies are Exhumed


The number of deaths from the Shakahola Cult Massacre reached 350 today as 12 more bodies were exhumed from the forest where Paul Mackenzie’s followers were fasting themselves to death.

The Regional Commissioner for the coastal region Rhoda Onyancha said that 613 people have been reported missing so far, while 37 have been arrested.

Exhumation of bodies resumed today after phase 3 was paused in mid-June to pave way for the autopsy of the bodies that had already been exhumed.

Phase four began today with significant progress as 40 mass graves were discovered, believed to be carrying tens of bodies belonging to the followers of the Malindi Cult led by Pastor Paul Mackenzie.

Onyancha said that the multiagency search continues to find more bodies and possibly rescue some survivors.

Since the tragedy was reported, hundreds of people, including children, have been found dead inside the forest land linked to Pastor Paul Mackenzie.

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