A Kenyan pastor named Paul Makenzi was arrested for his role in a fast that resulted in the starvation and death of church members.
According to reports, 39 bodies have been discovered on Makenzi’s property, and more shallow graves have yet to be found.
At Makenzi’s Good News International Church, four people were found to be starving, raising the death toll to 43.
Additionally, two children were murdered by their parents under Makenzi’s influence in order to “please God.” The pastor will be kept in custody while police conduct their inquiries, according to police.
Makenzi has previously been detained twice in relation to the deaths of children and was each time freed on bail.
Politicians in Kenya are advocating that Makenzi be held this time around due to worries about the growth of cults in the area.
Excessive fasting can damage the kidney – NAFDAC warns
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control warns Nigerians against excessive fasting and its effect on the kidney.
While speaking at an event in Abuja on Monday, January 23, the Director-general of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, related the high rate of kidney problems in Nigeria to prolonged fasting by some religious fanatics.
“We are a very religious country, Muslims and Christians, we fast a lot, and it is part of the kidney problem.
Your body has to have homeostatic balance, meaning that the water level in your body must be enough to make your organs to function.
Some people will fast for 10 or 20 days and drink only little water, the kidney is being p¥nished. Now, if you put chemicals in it, it triples in an exponential manner, it damages the kidney because the kidney doesn’t have water to dilute and filter.
I fast but with common sense. We have to fast with common sense, otherwise, we will pay with our kidneys.