Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has announced that the government has declared a 30-day dusk-to-dawn curfew at Chakama Ranch in Kilifi County where Shakahola Forest is located.
Through a Gazette Notice dated Wednesday 26th April 2023, Kindiki declared the area as disturbed and a scene of crime. The CS banned all public gatherings, processions, or movement either alone or as a group between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. effective April 26.
Kindiki stated that the area is an active security operation zone and that the public has no access to it effective today 26th April 2023.
The statement also directed those searching for loved ones suspected to have been a part of the deadly cult to seek assistance at the entrance to Chakama Ranch where the government has set up a Public Information, Tracing and Support Centre.
Anyone with enquiries, information or missing person report has been advised to alternatively call 0112 966 857.
The number of people who died in the incident where Pastor Paul Mackenzie Nthenge of the Good News International Church is said to have instructed members to starve themselves to “meet Jesus” crossed 90 on Tuesday.
At the same time, those still missing were over 300 as sources close to the investigation said a majority of the dead were children.
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