Four dead, 11 rescued as police unearth suspected ‘cult’ in Kilifi
Police in Malindi have retrieved four bodies and rescued 11 people from a twisted church ritual at Shakahola village in Kilifi County.
According to the police report, cops raided the village on Thursday morning and found members of a religious sect group conducting prayers.
It is alleged that the members of the church were starving to death in pretext to meet Jesus after being brainwashed their pastor Makenzie Nthenge of Good news lnternational church.
The police incident report shows that a resident had reported that there was a mass shallow grave of “victims of the brainwashing” totalling to 31 bodies in an unidentified place at Shakahola Forest within Langobaya in Malindi sub county.
“Today April 14, 2023, a contingent under the command of SCPC and SCCIO Malindi visited the scene for fact finding. The team was able to reach few house holds and managed to rescue fifteen people among them six were emaciated and in critical condition,” police said.
“Medics from Malindi were called in to assist in evacuation but while on process of rescuing the victims, four of them died on process where the medic from Malindi sub county hospital declared them posthumous.”
The 11 rescued victims were admitted at Malindi sub county hospital.
The deceased are yet to be identified.
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