8 more bodies have been recovered from Shakahola Forest Malindi Kilifi County Wednesday, mounting to the bodies exhumed from the 800 acres parcel of land to 98.
Investigations combing the forest entered the sixth day, with a huge police presence coding off the media from covering the scene of crime.
The top chief of police Kithure Kindiki today termed the forest that sits the Good News Church international Disturbed declaring a dusk to dawn curfew in the area for the next 30 days.
“Pursuant to Section 106 (1) of the National Police Service Act (CAP 11A) and Section 8(1) of the Public Order Act (CAP 56) of the Laws of Kenya, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration has declared Chakama Ranch, all that land known as L.R Number 13472/1 measuring 20,418 hectares and situated in Lango Baya Division, Malindi Sub-County, of Kilifi County, a disturbed area.
“Curfew orders have also been declared and gazetted within the said area between 1800 hrs in the evening up to and until 0600 hrs in the morning for a period of thirty (30) days.
“There shall be no public gatherings, processions or movement either alone or as a group during the period of curfew into and out of Chakama Ranch except as shall be permitted, in writing, by the Kilifi County Police Commander in consultation with the Operation Commander,” Kindiki said.
The state has also named Chakana ranch as the communication commanding center and has implored residents to feed the center with information that will aid in investigation.
This comes in the backdrop of the detention of the church’s cleric Paul Mackenzie, who is facing charges of radicalization and terrorism.