In a stunning and tragic turn of events, 73 members of a cult in Kenya have died while attempting to meet Jesus. Reports indicate that the cultists had been starving themselves for weeks, hoping to achieve some sort of divine revelation. However, their efforts ended in disaster as 65 bodies were discovered in a forest near the Joyous Church of the Redeemed in Malindi, a coastal city in eastern Kenya. Eight more members died on the way to the hospital, bringing the total number of fatalities to 73.
The police investigation into the cult’s activities has been ongoing, and the pastor of the church, Makenzi En-tengwe, has been arrested on suspicion of providing the cultists with a deadly concoction that led to their deaths. En-tengwe is currently in custody and has refused food and water, opting instead for a hunger strike ahead of his trial on May 2.
The tragedy highlights the dangers of cults and the devastating consequences of blindly following false beliefs. Cults can be insidious, drawing in vulnerable people and manipulating them with false promises of enlightenment or salvation. While the specifics of this cult’s teachings are not yet clear, it is clear that their beliefs had deadly consequences.
The investigation into the cult’s activities is ongoing, and the police are urging anyone with information to come forward. Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the victims, and we hope that justice will be served.