Among those exhumed were dead children, and the police said they expected to find more bodies.
The shallow graves are in Shakahola Forest, where 15 members of the Good News International Church were rescued last week.
Preacher Paul Mackenzie Nthenge is in custody, where he is waiting to appear in court.
State broadcaster KBC described him as a “sect leader” and reported that 58 graves had been identified so far.
Mackenzie denied any wrongdoing but was refused bail. He insists that he closed his church in 2019.
He would have told the followers to starve themselves in order to “meet Jesus”.
Kenyan daily The Standard said pathologists will take DNA samples and run tests to determine whether the victims died of starvation.
Police arrested Mackenzie on April 15 after discovering the bodies of four people suspected of starvation.
Victor Kaudo, from the Social Justice Center in Malindi, told Citizen TV: “When we are in this forest and we get to an area where we see a big, tall cross, we know that means there are more buried there five people”.
The preacher would have named three villages Nazareth, Bethlehem and Judea and would have baptized followers in ponds before telling them to fast, reports The Standard.
Kenya is a religious country and there have been previous cases of people being lured into dangerous and unregulated churches or cults.
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