June 21 (EUROPA PRESS) –
One of thirty Christian sect suspects who were detained for his role in the starvation of more than 300 people has died in police custody after going on hunger strike.
This is Joseph Juma Buyuka, arrested at the beginning of the month, as reported by the Kenyan Prosecutor’s Office. The deceased, together with several of the leaders who were arrested, declared a hunger strike in protest. Two other of them are in critical condition after joining this pressure measure and have been admitted.
At the moment, no formal charges have been filed against any of them, the BBC reports. Not even about who is considered the top leader of the sect, Paul Nthenge Mackenzie, who could be accused of terrorism, after the 336 bodies that have been exhumed since April in a wooded area of Shakahola, in the north of the country. More than 600 others are suspected of being missing.
Mackenzie, who has not joined the hunger strike, will remain in police custody until at least next week, when a court will decide whether to extend the provisional detention for another 60 days.