Former Kesses MP Swarup Mishra Kiprop’s scandal-ridden Mediheal Group of Hospitals has once again been linked to organ harvest following autopsies on bodies exhumed in Shakahola forest.
This identification now leaves the former lawmaker in a tight position, leaving Kenyans interrogating his relationship to controversial cult leader Pastor Mackenzie.
Autopsies on corpses found in mass graves linked to a religious cult in Kenya have revealed missing organs and raised suspicions of forced harvesting.
While starvation appears to be the main cause of death, some of the victims – including children – were strangled, beaten or suffocated, according to the chief government pathologist, Dr Johansen Oduor.
Court documents filed on Monday said some of the corpses had their organs removed, with police alleging the suspects were engaged in forced harvesting of body parts.
“Postmortem reports have established missing organs in some of the bodies of victims who have been exhumed,” a senior police officer said in an affidavit filed to a Nairobi court.
It is “believed that trade on human body organs has been well coordinated involving several players”, he said, giving no details about the suspected trafficking.
Inside sources have also since revealed that detectives have unravelled call records between former flamboyant MP Mishra and the embattled cult leader.
Mishra’s Mediheal Hospitals have been accused on several occasions of carrying out illegal organ transplation, harvesting and sale.