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August 23, 2023

Exhumation Shakahola bodies to resume next week.

Detectives and forensic experts investigating the Shakahola doomsday cult in Kilifi County will resume exhumation of bodies next week.

So far, 427 bodies have been recovered since the exercise started.

Embalming of the bodies exhumed in the first and fourth phases was completed yesterday, while that of those retrieved in the second and third phases is expected to be over by the end of this week.

In the most recent autopsies led by Chief Government Pathologist Johansein Oduor, two fetuses were discovered in two women who were pregnant when they died.

Coast Regional coordinator Rhoda Onyancha said the number of those rescued  stands at 95 while 37 have been arrested.

“At least 613 people have been reported to be missing by their loved ones in relation to the Shakahola massacre,’’ she said.

Onyancha further said over 256 relatives of the cult victims have undergone DNA testing to help identify their loved ones.

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