New mass graves discovered in Shakahola as death toll hits 239
The graves were discovered in another village named Judea within Makenzi's controversial farm.
By Marion Kithi 9 days ago
New mass graves discovered in Shakahola as death toll hits 239
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Body of woman who died in Saudi missing tongue
On May 17, Kabibi’s body was flown into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to medical reports from Saudi Arabia, she died of a heart attack.
By Marion Kithi 10 days ago
Body of woman who died in Saudi missing tongue
Senators seek web deletion of Makenzi's cult teachings
The Ad hoc Senate Committee said the teachings will continue to cause harm to society if they remain on the internet.
By Marion Kithi 10 days ago
Senators seek web deletion of Makenzi's cult teachings
Shakahola massacre: Two skeletons push death toll to 237
The team led by homicide director Martin Nyaguto recovered the remains of two adults but could not tell the gender until after the postmortem.
By Marion Kithi 11 days ago
Shakahola massacre: Two skeletons push death toll to 237
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Shakahola massacre: Sweet tongue was Makenzi's main asset as he lured followers to death
Makenzi’s greatest asset was his ability to determine what listeners wanted to hear.
By Marion Kithi 13 days ago
Shakahola massacre: Sweet tongue was Makenzi's main asset as he lured followers to death
Senate team wants cult leader Makenzi's teachings deleted from internet
The team was set up on May 3 to probe mysterious cult deaths in Shakahola, Kilifi.
By Marion Kithi 12 days ago
Senate team wants cult leader Makenzi's teachings deleted from internet
Forensic team takes a break to prepare for postmortem as death toll hits 235
Shakahola massacre: Death toll now at 235 as eight more bodies are exhumed; 4 people rescued today bringing total rescuees to 89 and 613 people reported missing.
By Marion Kithi 13 days ago
Forensic team takes a break to prepare for postmortem as death toll hits 235
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Shakahola Massacre: Gravedigger's chilling account of exhuming bodies
Man says the Shakahola job drains them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. He earns Sh1,000 daily with team having already retrieved 201 bodies from the thickets.
By Marion Kithi 14 days ago
Shakahola Massacre: Gravedigger's chilling account of exhuming bodies
Mystery of missing boys as probe shows children, women targeted
Family believes the bodies were retrieved before the start of the operation. Father says that most parents who lost their children fear speaking out.
By Marion Kithi 15 days ago
Mystery of missing boys as probe shows children, women targeted
22 bodies exhumed at Makenzi's farm as death toll hits over 200
Coast Regional Commissioner said one of the mass graves contained 12 bodies of children.
By Marion Kithi 18 days ago
22 bodies exhumed at Makenzi's farm as death toll hits over 200
Police exhume 29 bodies from Shakahola taking death toll to 179
Detectives exhumed 29 bodies, including 12 children from Shakahola forest, the highest number since the rescue and recovery operations started three weeks ago.
By Marion Kithi 19 days ago
Police exhume 29 bodies from Shakahola taking death toll to 179
More bodies retrieved from Shakahola farm
DCI homicide team exhumed 12 bodies from graves within the 800-acre farm, bringing the total to 145. Coast region Red Cross Manager says 579 people have registered missing family members.
By Marion Kithi 21 days ago
More bodies retrieved from Shakahola farm
Kindiki dismisses police report on Shakahola body organs trade
Prof Kindiki launched a broadside against what he termed “politicisation” of the probe into the massacre.
By Marion Kithi 21 days ago
Kindiki dismisses police report on Shakahola body organs trade
Police arrest another Makenzi co-mastermind as exhumation resumes
The forensic team has also resumed the exhumation exercise today, May 9.
By Marion Kithi 23 days ago
Police arrest another Makenzi co-mastermind as exhumation resumes
Raila says judicial inquiry illegal, meant to hide truth on Shakahola
 Raila termed it unconstitutional, saying the president has no powers to create a judicial commission of inquiry. 
By Marion Kithi 25 days ago
Raila says judicial inquiry illegal, meant to hide truth on Shakahola
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Shakahola massacre: Woman died of starvation hours after giving birth
A woman whose body was retrieved from a grave at Shakahola in Malindi died hours after she had given birth, an autopsy revealed on Thursday.
By Marion Kithi 27 days ago
Shakahola massacre: Woman died of starvation hours after giving birth
Raila denied entry into Shakahola forest
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has been denied entry into Shakahola Forest. The operation commander asked him to seek permission from the Inspector General.
By Marion Kithi 27 days ago
Raila denied entry into Shakahola forest
Shakahola cult autopsy: some victims had underlying health conditions
Some victims had underlying health conditions; Wednesday’s autopsy was of 16 were children and 19 adults while the rest could not be identified due to the decomposition nature.
By Marion Kithi 28 days ago
Shakahola cult autopsy: some victims had underlying health conditions
Children in Shakahola cult were strangled, Johansen Oduor says
“From what we are hearing, there was some indication that they were being smothered, which can be one of the causes of asphyxiation. It was in two children,” he said.
By Marion Kithi 29 days ago
Children in Shakahola cult were strangled, Johansen Oduor says
Shakahola massacre autopsy report; Victims were starved to death
An autopsy conducted today at the Malindi Sub-County Hospital Mortuary shows that 10 Shakahola victims were starved to death.
By Marion Kithi 30 days ago
Shakahola massacre autopsy report; Victims were starved to death
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Yes, we picked bodies at Ezekiel's prayer centre, says morgue boss
Keya says they collected four bodies from the church before they fell out with Pastor Ezekiel. Families then started ferrying their dead to the funeral home from the church premises.
By Marion Kithi 30 days ago
Yes, we picked bodies at Ezekiel's prayer centre, says morgue boss
360 people reported missing as heavy rains disrupt Shakahola operation
Detectives conducting exhumations on Friday dug out 12 more bodies buried in shallow graves at Makenzi homestead pushing the tally of bodies so far exhumed to 110.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
360 people reported missing as heavy rains disrupt Shakahola operation
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Air hostess quit job, sold land for Sh7m and 'joined Mackenzie's church'
The woman reportedly headed to the remote village with her sister and niece to join their mother, a long-time follower of the controversial Good News International Church.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
Air hostess quit job, sold land  for Sh7m and 'joined Mackenzie's church'
Kindiki wants Mackenzie charged with genocide as death toll hits 89
Kindiki says Shakahola is isolated and forested and there were no village elders or chiefs nearby who could provide assistance. Autopsy of the 89 bodies exhumed from Shakahola will start on Thursday.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
Kindiki wants Mackenzie charged with genocide as death toll hits 89
Shakahola massacre: Police arrest man believed to be Pastor Mackenzie's aide
The Standard gathered Zablon was one of the people who aided the burial of the victims.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
Shakahola massacre: Police arrest man believed to be Pastor Mackenzie's aide
Detectives exhume 18 more bodies, rescue two starving women
In a shocking development, four of the bodies were of children who were buried in one grave facing each other.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
Detectives exhume 18 more bodies, rescue two starving women
Three more bodies, 26 graves found in Pastor Mackenzie cult probe
In one fortnight, detectives have rescued over 17 people with severe malnutrition. Cult followers say pastor Makenzi lured them to fast to death so as to meet Jesus.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
Three more bodies, 26 graves found in Pastor Mackenzie cult probe
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Deadly cult: Detectives find 24 graves linked to Mackenzie's church
Malindi DCI officer, Charles Kamau said there were five small graves for children and 19 others for adults.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
Deadly cult: Detectives find 24 graves linked to Mackenzie's church
11 followers of cult-like church arrested
It is believed that more believers are in hiding, with the intention of starving themselves to death.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
11 followers of cult-like church arrested
Four people starve to death while fasting 'to meet Jesus'
Four people die of starvation in Kilifi, 11 hospitalised after Pastor Mackenzie allegedly asked them to fast; last month he was arrested when two boys died.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
Four people starve to death while fasting 'to meet Jesus'
Pastor Mackenzie surrenders after four congregants die of starvation
Pastor Paul Mackenzie surrenders to police in Malindi; he was being sought following the deaths of four people and 2 minors after allegedly asking them to fast.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
Pastor Mackenzie surrenders after four congregants die of starvation
Shock as woman strips and camps outside Governor Mung'aro's house
A woman in her twenties on Tuesday morning shocked the residents of Old Ferry in Kilifi Town when she stripped naked outside the home of area governor Gideon Mung’aro.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
Shock as woman strips and camps outside Governor Mung'aro's house
500 youth invade Kilifi sisal farm, claim land belongs to ancestors
The intruders produced copies of title deeds which they alleged show the land that was leased by Vipingo Sisal Estate belonged to their forefathers.
By Marion Kithi 1 month ago
500 youth invade Kilifi sisal farm, claim land belongs to ancestors
Pwani University closed until April 17
Pwani University closed until April 17 to allow institution mourn 8 students and 3 employees killed in Naivasha crash.
By Marion Kithi 2 months ago
Pwani University closed until April 17
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How two boys starved to death on pastor's word
Villagers who were interviewed said the pastor claimed he would intercede with God for those who had fasted and prayed but not died by the time calamity struck.
By Marion Kithi 2 months ago
How two boys starved to death on pastor's word
'Fast and die quickly' pastor arrested
Police in Kilifi County have arrested a 47-year-old pastor accused of directing his congregants to fast so that they can die before “the world ends soon”.
By Marion Kithi 2 months ago
'Fast and die quickly' pastor arrested
High Court nullifies Magarini MP Harrison Kombe's election
The High Court has nullified the August 9, 2022 election of Magarini MP Harrison Kombe.
By Marion Kithi 2 months ago
High Court nullifies Magarini MP Harrison Kombe's election
Kaya elders guard sacred forests to fight grim effects of climate change
To preserve the forests, Kaya elders now want the government to deploy Kenya Forest Service officers to protect the sites, which they say face destruction by charcoal burners and land developers.
By Marion Kithi 3 months ago
Kaya elders guard sacred forests to fight grim effects of climate change
After dating for 12 years, couple finally marries
A couple from Kilifi County on Tuesday, February 14, celebrated their first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife.
By Marion Kithi 3 months ago
After dating for 12 years, couple finally marries
From risks of disease to poor pay, it's a dog's life for cashew workers
Factory workers decry lack of protective gear and exposure to risks of infection. Kilifi Health executive Mwarogo says there are many cases of illegal labour practices
By Marion Kithi 4 months ago
From risks of disease to poor pay, it's a dog's life for cashew workers