Kenya: Starvation cult death toll climbs to 201

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“The number of victims of a starvation cult in Kenya’s Shakahola forest has risen to 201 after 22 more bodies were recovered, according to a regional governmental official. … Paul Mackenzie, leader of the Good News International Church, was accused of ordering his followers to starve their children and themselves to death so they could go to heaven before the end of the world, which he predicted to be on April 15. The taxi driver-turned-preacher was denied bail on Wednesday by a Kenyan court.” (05/13/23)