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Suspected Leader in Kenyan Starvation Cult Dies in Custody Following Hunger Strike

Kenya’s President William Samoei Ruto has described the alleged crimes of Nthenge and his associates as “akin to terrorism.” Kithure has suggested that Nthenge might be charged with terrorism or genocide-related offenses.

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While Nthenge’s starvation cult represents an extreme case, authorities and government leaders in Kenya, a largely Christian country, are gravely concerned about the frequency with which cult-like leaders garner a following to spread harmful or criminal teachings.