In what is shaping up to be a potential classical case of genocide, the Kenyan government is on the global limelight over the cult-like mass massacre in Shakahola, Kilifi whose death toll has now spiraled to 211 and counting.
Yesterday, ten more bodies were exhumed in shallow mass graves by a multi-agency team resumed after a two-day break.
The murder most-foul was perpetrated undeterred for close to four years, a scenario that has exposed government functionaries amid claims that the National Intelligence Service (NIS) had provided intelligence situational reports but they were never acted upon.
While addressing the media at the Shakahola command centre in Malindi yesterday, Coast Regional Coordinator Rhoda Onyancha said three male adults were rescued in critical condition and were receiving treatment at Malindi Sub-County hospital.
This brings the number of those rescued from the Shakahola killing fields to 84.
Three more people suspected to have been aiding the prime suspect to the horrific murders, controversial preacher Paul Nthenge Mackenzie of Good News International Church have been arrested.
Mackenzie is said to have been indoctrinating both adults and under age gullible followers into cultic practices.
So far, 31 people implicated in the mass deaths are in custody.
DNA samples have been taken on 93 bodies while 14 people have been reunited with their families.
A total of 620 people have been reported missing.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki declared the Shakahola forest an operation zone and ordered security personnel to cordon it off.
Meanwhile, pastor Ezekiel Odero has put up a spirited campaign to have at least three of his bank accounts opened saying his dependants are suffering.
Through his lawyers, Pastor Ezekiel filed an urgent application at the Milimani law court Tuesday in a bid to preempt a ruling on the matter expected on Wednesday 17th May 2023 at the same court.
The development comes as the Bungoma law court freed Eliud Wekesa Simiyu alias Jesus of Tongaren for lack of evidence.