“We had numerous challenges immediately with the rain however ultimately we had eight our bodies taken out,” a police supply instructed the AFP information company, bringing the whole to 98. “We are going to proceed the train” on Thursday, they added.
“[Nthenge] He instructed them to starve themselves forward of the world’s finish on April 15, saying he could be that final one and that he would lock the doorways,” mentioned Stephen Mwiti, whose spouse and 6 youngsters joined the cult and are feared useless.
Mwiti mentioned he had heard this from a former cult member who had been expelled for ingesting water through the mass quick.
Hospital employees within the coastal city of Malindi, the place corpses and survivors are being taken, mentioned they’d heard the identical account from survivors.
“He [Nthenge] had an elaborate plan of killing youngsters, youths after which adults, telling them he could be the final one to starve himself to demise,” mentioned one of many hospital employees, who spoke on situation of anonymity.
Mwiti mentioned he had raised the alarm with police, however felt that he had been ignored. A spokeswoman for the police mentioned she would reply to a request for remark later.