The death toll of members of the Good News International Church in Kenya, which was founded by pastor Paul McKenzie, has approached 180 after detectives exhumed 29 bodies on Friday, May 12. This was reported by the Kenyan newspaper The Star.
The operation to retrieve the bodies of followers is being carried out in the 800-acre Shakahol Forest (approximately 324 hectares – Ed.), where the estate of Pastor Mackenzie is located and the rest of the missing members of the sect are presumably buried.
The regional representative of the authorities, Rhoda Onyancha, stated that 609 people were missing. Their search continues.This is a scream: a deadly cult and a fashion for military spending Izvestia chose the most curious and shocking events in the world
Earlier, on April 26, eight bodies of children were found near the Mackenzie estate in the Shakahol forest, who were also associated with a religious sect .
Before that, on April 14, the police found 15 severely malnourished people in a house in the forest. Four of them died, the rest were hospitalized.
The Good News International Church was founded 20 years ago. Mackenzie is known for inciting people to extreme forms of fasting, convincing them that this is the shortest path for a believer who seeks eternal life. Since 2017, cases have been initiated against him on various charges, while the pastor has continued to be at large.