The Kenyan authorities have raised to more than 225 the number of bodies exhumed on the grounds of a Christian sect that operated in the south of the country and that urged its followers to fast until death to "know Jesus Christ."
According to information collected by the Kenyan television channel NTV, during the last hours another 15 bodies have been found in the mass graves on these lands, located in Shakahola, bringing the total number of bodies found to 227.
Likewise, the police commissioner for the Coastal region, Rhoda Onyancha, explained that a person who was on the list of disappeared persons has appeared before the authorities, which brings the total number of people who could have ties to the police to 611. sect whose whereabouts are unknown.
Kenyan President William Ruto recently assumed his "full responsibility" for what happened and promised that the authorities "will get to the bottom of the matter" to clarify the incident. "I take responsibility that, as president, this should not have happened," he stressed.
The main leaders of the sect, led by Paul Mackenzie, urged followers to fast until death under the promise that they will meet Jesus Christ in a new life. Ruto himself has described Mackenzie as a "terrible criminal".
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