- On Tuesday, the government resumed the exhumation exercise.
- Exhumations had been halted because of heavy rains.
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights has recommended that the ongoing process of exhumation at Shakahola should shift focus on rescuing the living
In a statement, KHCHR said that reports suggest there are still persons who in fear of the arrest, have retreated deeper into the forest.
"This should involve allaying their fears that they will be treated as survivors and not suspects. We call for a strategy that facilities saving the lives of radicalised persons still in the forest," the statement read.
The commission has also called upon all operations to be conducted in a manner that will bring dignity to the deceased.
It also commended the state and non-state actors who have provided counselling and other psychosocial support and encourage continued and enhance services.
"KNCHR urges all persons to continue applying the principle of ‘not harm’ in their interventions and reporting," the statement read.
On Tuesday, the government resumed the exhumation exercise.
Exhumations had been halted because of heavy rains.
Autopsies indicated the cause of death was mainly starvation but several suffocation and strangulation cases were identified.
“We will tell the world what happened and make sure the whole truth comes out so that we do not have such an incident again in our country,” the Interior Cabinet Secretary said.