- A murder-suicide during a church service in Kenya leaves a congregation in shock
- The murder is committed by Pastor Elijah Misiko of Ground for God's Gospel Church in Mombasa who killed wife, senior pastor Ann Mughoi, by stabbing her
- Misiko then stabbed himself three times in the stomach and slit his throat after the murder
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A congregation in Kenya was shocked when a pastor stabbed his wife during a church service and then slit his throat shortly after.
CNN, citing local police on Monday, January 6, reported that Elijah Misiko, an assistant pastor with the Ground for God's Gospel Church in Mombasa killed wife, senior pastor Ann Mughoi, on the pulpit on Sunday with one of the knives he'd hidden in an envelope.
"He walked up to his wife while the church was praying as if he wanted to whisper something to her. Then he took one of the knives and stabbed her (wife) two times. He believed she was dead. He then stabbed himself three times in the stomach and slit his throat,” the Mombasa sub-county police commander Julius Kiragu said.
The police said Pastor Misiko died instantly from his stab wounds while his wife Mughoi, died at a local hospital hours later.
The police commander explained that the couple who had been engaged in a feud over the ownership and leadership of the church had four children. They were said to have been living apart since the dispute started.
Back in 2017, Misiko was reportedly detained by the police in Mombasa after his wife alleged that he planned to kill her but was released the following day after the force said they found the accusations untrue.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Adamawa chapter, Reverend Lawan Andimi, has reportedly been kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents.
Daily Trust reports that the cleric was kidnapped during the recent attack by the insurgents on Michika in the northeast state.
According to the national daily newspaper, Reverend Andimi's abduction was confirmed by traditional rulers in the area to the deputy governor of the state, Crowther Seth
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