Kenya completes 3rd phase on cult post-mortems

Written by on June 27, 2023

The Kenyan government has completed the third phase of post-mortems on the bodies believed to be followers of a cult led by Paul Mackenzie Nthenge.


So far 338 post-mortems have been carried out on the bodies exhumed from the expansive Shakahola forest which is linked to the cult – 201 of which were of adults.

One-hundred-and-seventeen were children, but the ages of 20 others could not be established because they were badly decomposed.

The process of exhumation had been halted until there was enough capacity to store and autopsy more bodies.


According to the Kenya Red Cross, at least 600 people are still missing,

A ruling to determine how long Mackenzie and 28 other suspects, including his wife, will remain in police custody will be delivered on 3 July.

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