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Grave Digger Reveals Why Bodies Plunged In Shakahola Latrines May Prove Difficult To Dig Out

Over 200 bodies have been found on the 800 acre plot of ground in Kilifi County in the month since the Shakahola event. BBC's investigation uncovered a disturbing trend of physically punishing youngsters who cried.

Hour after halting the exhumation of bodies retrieved from graves in Shakahola farm, an insider has made another chilling revelation about a new location that might be having more bodies.

The recent revelation of the autopsy results for the Shakahola victims has left Kenyans in shock. The report released by the Chief Government pathologist, Dr Oduor, highlights the gruesome details of how some of the children in the Mackenzie cult died.

As relayed by Friday's People Daily publication, a survivor from Shakahola has revealed that more bodies are plunged into pit latrines inside Shakahola farm.

Speaking via the publication, the survivor noted that the exact number of Shakahola cult victims might not be known since it might be difficult to recover those in deep pit latrines.

The post- mortem examinations conducted on ten bodies, including nine children aged between one- and- a- half to 10 years and one woman, revealed that some of the victims were killed through suffocation and strangulation. It was discovered that two children died from suffocation as their mouth and nose were blocked, resulting in a lack of oxygen.

"One of the survivors we talked to told us that there are more bodies plunged in pit latrines and might never be recovered. At times those who were leading the cult operations were getting desperate and running out of patience to dig graves", the report intimates.

The bodies of the children showed signs of starvation, but two of them had cyanosis, a bluish discoloration of the fingernails, which is a clear indication that they were smothered and denied oxygen at the time of their death. Dr Oduor stated that this could be an indicator that most of the victims were murdered by the cult led by Mackenzie.

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