Police in Musambweni, Kwale County,
have opened investigations into another church after Shakahola cult massacre.
The officers chased away over 100 followers
of Rainbow Faith Ministries who left their homes to camp in the church.
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Msambweni deputy commissioner
Lotiatia Kipkech confirmed that police have been patrolling the village as
“Some children have been taught to
abscond school… some have been here without permission from their parents and guardian,”
said Kipkech, as quoted by Citizen TV.
There has been concerns that the church
has been misleading residents in the area through religious ideologies.
Rainbow Faith Ministries started its
operations in 2017, serving the family of Mdata Nyamawi and other followers.
It is alleged that most followers
left their well-paying jobs to join Nyamawi and his family and currently engage
in casual jobs in the village.
The church followed teachings from
their prophetess Joyce Mkumbi, 23, who insisted this are end times and requires
people to worship together.
Many left their husbands and joined
the church together with their children.
This came as death toll in Shakaholaincreased to 133 as of Tuesday, May 9.
Twenty more mass graves were identified
at the Chakama ranch as probe into the heinous crime against humanity continued.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure
Kindiki said the exhumation excise is far from over, urging for patience from
the public and families looking for their loved ones
“I am afraid we have many graves. The
damage is quite significant. 20 mass graves are currently being opened and the
process is far from over. This was a highly organized crime,” said Kindiki.
The Good News International Church pastor
Paul Mackenzie convinced his followers to fast until death as way of preparing
to meet Jesus.
President William Ruto formed a
commission of inquiry into the Shakahola massacre, led by Lady Justice Jessy
Reports claimed that some of the
exhumed bodies have missing organs, a case that has caught televangelist
Ezekiel Odero in the mix.