- So far the pathologists have conducted 79 postmortems since the second phase of postmortems began last week.
- Dr Johansen Oduor the government chief pathologist said today they did posmoterm for 22 bodies of adults and 12 children.
The team of detectives and pathologists conducting a postmortem on Monday managed to do 34 autopsies on bodies exhumed in Shakahola Forest.
So far the pathologists have conducted 79 postmortems since the second phase of postmortems began last week.
Dr Johansen Oduor the government chief pathologist said today they did posmoterm for 22 bodies of adults and 12 children.
Speaking during the daily briefing at the Malindi Sub County Hospital he said the bodies were decomposed; 21 females and 10 men.
The gender of the three bodies could not be determined because they were badly decomposed.
"We were unable to determine the causes of death for 20 of the bodies but twelve had features of starvation," he said.
Oduor said most of the bodies were severely decomposed.
He said 32 of the bodies were severely decomposed while two of them were moderately decomposed.
The pathologist said they found that being that many were very badly decomposed, they were unable to get the cause of death in 22 of them while in 12 of them, they found features which looked like starvation.
"Since many of the bodies were unidentifiable, we took samples for further tests which the Government Chemist would use for DNA purposes so they can be identified," he said.
Currently, autopsies have been conducted on 191 out of the 241 bodies of the victims of Paul Mackenzie’s cultic teachings in which the controversial preacher is accused of influencing his followers to starve to death to meet Jesus.
The exercise is likely to end this week so that phase three of the exhumation kicks off.