They stopped eating “to find Jesus”: They discover 21 corpses of believers of the “hunger cult”

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He find was awful. Twenty-one bodies have been exhumed in eastern Kenya since Friday April 21 in what is believed to be graves of a Christian cult.

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Among those found were Dead children and police expect to be able to find even more bodies.

The discovery is part of an investigation into the death of followers of a cult whose leader, arrested last week, would have recommended fast For “meet jesus”police sources said on Saturday.

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They stopped eating “to find Jesus”

Since Friday, “in total, we have 21 bodies” in the Shakahola forest, on the outskirts of the coastal city of Malindi, a police source told the AFP agency, who requested anonymity, specifying that the search continues.

He added: “We’ve barely scratched the surface, what is clear is that we will have the more it remains“after the searches. In this sense, another police source who also requested anonymity confirmed the balance.

And one of these two police sources mentioned the presence of at least three children among the victims.

Paul Mackenzie Nthenge, the cult leader, is in custody.  Photo: YouTube

Paul Mackenzie Nthenge, the cult leader, is in custody. Photo: YouTube

Last week, authorities found the remains of four followers of the International Church of the Good News (International Church of the Good News)directed by Paul Makenzie Nthenge.

Investigators intervened in the area following information that indicated a possible Mass grave.

Others eleven believersseven men and four women aged 17 to 49, were hospitalized last week after also being helped in Shakahola forest.

He cult leader, Makenzie Nthengewent to the police on April 15, before being arrested.

This was stated by the local police Nthenge went on hunger strike AND? “pray and fast” during arrest.

According to local media, you are followerss also by Makenzie Nthenge Were arrested.

The discovery was made in a forest on the outskirts of the Kenyan city of Malindi.  Photo: Wikipedia

The discovery was made in a forest on the outskirts of the Kenyan city of Malindi. Photo: Wikipedia

They stopped eating “to find Jesus”

In a report, the authorities indicated that they had been notified of several people “hungry under the guise of meeting Jesus after a suspect, Makenzie Nthenge, pastor of the International Church of Good News, told them brain washing“.

As reported by the media, Makenzie Nthenge he had been arrested twice in 2019 and in March this year when he was charged last month after two children died of starvation while being cared for by their parents.

However, at that time it paid off to bail of 100,000 Kenyan shillings (about €670; $740) and was released.

At that time, as published The standardNthenge claimed to have been subjected hostile propaganda by some of his own old colleagues.

While the man was initially released on bail, he was later arrested again the following April 15 discover more bodies.

The case will be heard in court on May 2, but there will be a first hearing on Monday April 24.

Several local politicians urged the court not to release him on this occasion and they complained about the spread of sects in the Malindi area.

Cults are common in Kenya, which has a largely religious society.

Source: Clarin

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