Authorities in Kenya are currently conducting a thorough investigation into a doomsday cult, and the recent developments have led them to exhume a total of 403 bodies from the Shakahola forest. Just yesterday, an additional 12 bodies were discovered, further deepening the complexity of this tragic case.
The Good News International Church has been linked to hundreds of individuals who are believed to have met their demise through various means, including starvation, severe beatings, or strangulation within the confines of the Shakahola forest, located in the southeastern region of Kenya.
At the center of this distressing situation is the cult’s leader, Paul Mackenzie, who reportedly preached that the imminent end of the world was approaching. Shockingly, he allegedly convinced his devoted followers to engage in a deadly fast, believing that this sacrifice would grant them a glimpse of Jesus.
As the investigation unfolds, Mr. Mackenzie has not yet faced formal charges in connection with these disturbing events. The authorities are diligently working to gather evidence and fully understand the extent of the cult’s activities.
This heartbreaking incident serves as a somber reminder of the influence that charismatic leaders can have on vulnerable individuals and the dire consequences that can arise from such manipulation. The pursuit of truth and justice is crucial to provide closure to the victims’ families and prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.