• Malindi head of investigations Charles Kamau said on Sunday they exhumed 26 bodies increasing the number to 47.
• He said the search was continuing not just for bodies but for survivors of the cult.
About 112 people have been reported missing as investigations intensify in macabre cult in Shakahola, Kilifi.
Via a tweet on Monday, Kenya Red Cross said it had set up tracing and counselling desks in the county.
The desks have been set up at the Malindi Sub-County Hospital for the Shakahola response.
This is as an investigation into a Controversial preacher Paul Nthenge Mackenzie who told his followers to starve to death intensifies.
Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome said on Monday that he would visit the site to boost the ongoing probe and exhumation of the bodies.
Detectives conducting exhumations dug out more bodies pushing the tally to 47.
Koome will later address the media at the site as the teams go on with the exhumation.
Malindi head of investigations Charles Kamau said on Sunday they exhumed 26 bodies increasing the number to 47.
He said the search was continuing not just for bodies but for survivors of the cult.
The preacher was a taxi driver in Malindi town in the 1990s.
The news of his ‘suicide sect’ in Kenya’s north coastal town of Malindi has since caught global attention.
In one of the videos uploaded on a YouTube channel, ‘End Times Breaking- Mackenzie’, the controversial preacher said he started preaching in 2010.
He closed down his Good News International (GNI) Church in Malindi in 2019, after preaching for nine years and retreated back to Shakahola in the Magarini constituency, saying “my work has come to an end and I will now focus on farming”.
The Malindi-based preacher owns 800 acres in Shakahola, which has been divided into small villages and given names from the Bible, according to residents.
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