Shakahola horror: Death toll crosses 300 mark, only 19 identified
Nineteen more bodies were on Tuesday exhumed from shallow graves in the Shakahola forest in Kilifi County during the ongoing third phase of exhumation, Coast Regional Commissioner Rhoda Onyancha has said.
This now brings to 303 the total body count of people believed to have been victims of the controversial church led by pastor Paul Mackenzie.
Only 19 bodies have been identified by families as 613 remain reported missing and suspected to be victims of the cult.
A total of 93 people have had their DNA samples taken to help in the search for their missing kin.
Thirty-five people have so far been arrested while 95 were rescued alive.
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