Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has said some victims of the Shakahola massacre are escaping to Tsavo National Park.
Speaking while addressing the media, the CS said the rescue operation will not stop until all of the victims are evacuated.
“We have information that some of Pastor Paul Mackenzie’s followers are fleeing towards Galana Kulalu and Tsavo National Park. We will upscale search and rescue efforts by combing every part of the Shakahola Forest to evacuate every person therein, dead or alive,” he said.
On Wednesday, one victim who was rescued from Shakahola and brought to the hospital died.
KIndiki said the victim refused to eat, blaming it on the indoctrination.
He clarified that the exhumation was suspended to allow for the commencement of a postmortem exercise.
“We have evidence of more graves at Shakahola forest. The suspension of exhumation exercise is to enable postmortem examinations on 129 bodies and free the space at the mortuary,” he added.
The CS also said immediately after the postmortem examinations are concluded, the exhumation process will resume.
“We will not leave any of our people in the forest; dead or alive. We don’t know how long this process will take.”
The postmortem exercise will be led by Chief Government Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor and he will give daily updates every day at 5 pm.