Kenyan investigators unearthed another 16 bodies on Tuesday in a forest where a cult was believed to be practising mass starvation, bringing the number of victims so far to 89 including children.
There are fears more corpses could be found in Shakahola forest where cult leader Paul Mackenzie Nthenge had allegedly been telling his followers that starvation was the only path to God.
Children are among the latest victims of the “Shakahola Forest Massacre” with search teams in white overalls still undertaking the macabre task inland from Malindi on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast.
The grim discovery has shocked the nation and President William Ruto has pledged a crackdown on “unacceptable” religious movements as horrifying details unfold by the day.
Visiting the site on Tuesday, Interior Minister Kithure Kindiki warned that worse could still come.