Shakahola cult: 3 more found alive
In the course of searching for survivors of murders connected to cult leader Paul Mackenzie, three more persons were discovered alive in Shakahola forest on Saturday, bringing the total number of people rescued so far to 61.
The three were adult women, according to Coast Regional Commissioner Rhoda Onyancha, who made the announcement.
Martin Nyuguto, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations’ Homicide Director, provided another update on Saturday and stated that exhumations would start on Monday.
As stated the day before by Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor, who finished analyzing a total of 112 remains over the course of five days, the exhumations were anticipated to resume on Saturday.
Exhumations would be the main focus, according to Dr. Oduor, although this would depend on the weather and the condition of the grounds. The activity was suspended due to heavy rains, hence the start of the postmortems at the Malindi Sub-county Hospital morgue.
Dr Oduor said the majority of the 112 people died from starvation and some strangulation.