Kenyan Suspect In Religious Cult Deaths Dies In Custody

One of 30 suspects being held in police custody for his alleged role in Kenya’s doomsday starvation cult has died. Joseph Juma Buyuka – along with some of the other suspects – had gone on hunger strike at the beginning of the month in protest at his detention. He was then moved to a hospital […]

Kenya Religious Cult: Police Dig Up More Bodies

The death toll from the “Shakahola massacre” in a forest in southeastern Kenya, where a sect whose leader advocated fasting to “meet Jesus” was meeting, has now risen to 201 after the discovery of 22 new bodies on Saturday, the region’s prefect announced. Police believe that most of the bodies discovered near the coastal town […]

Death Toll In Kenya Cult Starvation Exceeds 200

The death toll in an investigation linked to a Kenyan cult that practised starvation has climbed to 201, as search teams on Saturday unearthed 22 more bodies from a coastal forest, a government official said. Police believe most of the bodies found in a forest near the Indian Ocean town of Malindi belong to followers […]

Autopsies In Kenya Cult Deaths Confirm Starvation

The first autopsies on corpses found in mass graves linked to a Kenyan pastor suspected of inciting followers to fast to death confirm starvation as the cause of death, although some victims were asphyxiated, the authorities said. Experts carrying out the first post-mortems on more than 100 bodies unearthed in a coastal forest examined nine […]

Kenyan Pastor Arrested Over ‘Deaths’ At His Church

Kenya authorities said Thursday they had arrested another pastor over suspected deaths at his church as police widen an investigation following dozens of deaths linked to a cult leader. Ezekiel Odero, the head of the New Life Prayer Centre and Church, was arrested in the coastal town of Malindi following “allegations of the deaths that […]

VIDEO: Traffic Robber Almost Snatches Lady’s Phone

A video showing the moment a lady’s phone was almost snatched by a traffic thief on the road in Kenya has made the rounds on social media. In the video, the lady was seated on the passenger’s side holding her phone when the robber reached out to snatch it from her. The lady was however […]

39 Dead In Kenya: Pastor Told Followers To Fast To Death

Thirty-nine bodies have been found so far on land owned by a pastor in coastal Kenya who was arrested for telling his followers to fast to death. Malindi sub-county police chief John Kemboi said that more shallow graves have yet to be dug up on the land belonging to pastor Paul Makenzi, who was arrested […]

Four Starve To Death In Kenya While Fasting ‘To Meet Jesus’

Four people were on Thursday found dead and nearly a dozen others hospitalised in Kenya’s coastal Kilifi county, after being rescued while waiting the imminent end of the world. The victims who are believed to be members of Pastor Paul Mackenzie’s Good News International Church say they had been told to fast to avoid “apocalyptic […]