Cult in Kenya

Kenyan authorities continue to retrieve bodies from shallow graves in the 800-acre ranch in Kilifi County near the town of Malindi. On April 27, 2023, the official death toll was 95. All victims were followers of the Good News International Church Pastor Paul Mackenzie. He told his followers to pray and fast to meet Jesus and that the world would end April 15. They starved to death. (OSV News photo/Moses Mpuria, Sheshi Visual Arts)

Cult starvation massacre in Kenya leaves 95 dead, hundreds missing

Catholic bishops in Kenya have expressed shock and strongly condemned the mass “starvation suicide” in Shakahola, a remote forest-ranch area in eastern Kenya, where a pastor led congregants to fast to death.

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