Kenya court remands leader of Cult group

Written by on May 10, 2023

A Kenyan magistrate has ordered the leader of a doomsday cult, Paul Nthenge Mackenzie to remain in custody for a further 30 days.


This is to allow the police continue investigations into the deaths of more than 100 of his followers.

The founder of Good News International Church is alleged to have encouraged them to starve themselves to death.

State prosecutors in Mombasa had wanted permission to hold Pastor Mackenzie, who was arrested in April, for another three months.

21 more corpses were unearthed in the Shakahola forest on Tuesday, bringing the total of those known to have died to 133.

Hundreds of other people are still reported missing.

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