Wednesday, May 8

Kenyan pastor accused of main cult after police dig up 21 our bodies on his property

Police have discovered practically two dozen our bodies on land owned by a pastor in Kenya who was arrested earlier this month for telling his followers to quick to dying.

Authorities nonetheless have extra shallow graves to dig up after discovering 21 our bodies throughout their preliminary probe of pastor Paul Makenzi’s property within the Malindi space of Kenya, in accordance with the Associated Press.

Mr. Makenzi was arrested on April 14 over his hyperlinks to cultism, which is frequent in Kenya.

Police in Malindi stated a public tipster led them to raid Mr. Makenzi’s property, the place they found 15 emaciated individuals, together with 4 who’ve since died. The followers at Good News International Church informed police that Mr. Makenzi instructed them to starve themselves as a way to meet Jesus.

Authorities started digging up the our bodies on Friday.

Mr. Makenzi is sort of per week into his 14-day maintain whereas police full their investigation on his property, in accordance with native radio station Capital FM Kenya. He has been on a starvation strike for the previous 4 days whereas in jail.

The pastor was arrested in 2019 and March of this yr over fees associated to the deaths of youngsters. He was launched on bond each occasions and the instances are nonetheless working their manner by the judicial system.  

— This story was based mostly partially on wire service stories.

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