Elisha Misiko, a pastor at Ground for God’s Gospel 3G Ministries, on Sunday, January 5, 2020, stabbed his wife, Ann Mughoi, at the pulpit of their church in Chembani, Bamburi in Mombasa County.
Kisauni Sub-County Police Commander Julius Kiragu said the pastor stabbed his wife in the back and on the hand, severely injuring her.
Eyewitnesses said the pastor was aiming at the wife’s heart but she raised her hand to protect herself.
At the time of the attack, the church service was already underway.
After stabbing his wife that occurred at about 10.30am, the pastor then slit his own throat.
Police who visited the scene found a 17-page suicide note detailing the couple’s marital woes.
The pastors’ marriage was deeply troubled with the husband accusing the wife of attempting to take over the church ‘he had struggled’ to establish.
The husband had reported his marriage troubles several times at the Kiembeni Police Station in Kisauni.
The severely injured woman was taken to Coast General Hospital where she died hours later while her husband’s body was taken to the mortuary in the same facility.
The couple had four children — three sons and a daughter.