Kenyan police say 47 cult members who their minister convinced they would meet Jesus if they starved themselves have died.
Search teams found 26 bodies in shallow graves on their minister’s property Sunday in the coastal town of Malindi, increasing the death toll from last week’s discovery.
Paul Makenzie Nthenge, the Good News International Church leader, told his members they could meet Jesus if they starved themselves to death, and some believed him.
Police received tips that there were likely more victims on the minister’s property. When police raided the location, they found 15 emaciated people. Four of them have since died.
Officials fear other members of the church may be hiding from authorities.
The minister is in custody.
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