Tragedy Strikes: Doomsday Cult Death Toll Rises to 201 in Kenya’s Shakahola Forest
Search for Survivors and Victims Continues
In a devastating turn of events, 22 more bodies were discovered on Saturday in Kenya’s Shakahola forest, bringing the death toll of one of the country’s worst tragedies to 201. The search for survivors and victims of a doomsday cult continues, with authorities digging up shallow graves scattered throughout the forest.
Rhodah Onyancha, a regional commissioner, reported that the forensic team was able to exhume 22 bodies but no rescues have been reported. She also stated that one more suspect had been arrested, bringing the total number of those detained over the deaths to 26.
On Friday, 29 bodies were unearthed, including those of 12 children found in one grave. The search for survivors and victims continues as hundreds of people are still reported missing.
Leader of the Good News International Church Accused of Ordering Followers to Starve Themselves to Death
On Wednesday, a Kenyan court denied bail to Paul Mackenzie, leader of the Good News International Church. He has been accused of ordering his followers to starve their children and themselves to death so they could go to heaven before the end of the world.
This tragedy has shocked the world and our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the victims. Let us hope that justice is served and that we can prevent such senseless tragedies from happening again.
- 22 more bodies discovered on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 201
- Search for survivors and victims continues
- One more suspect arrested, bringing the total number of those detained to 26
- Good News International Church leader denied bail
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