- A murder-suicide during a church service in Kenya has left the congregation in shock
- The murdwar 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 own throat
A congregation in Kenya was shocked when a pastor stabbed his wife during a church service and then slit his own throat shortly after.
CNN reported that Elijah Misiko, an assistant pastor with the Ground for God's Gospel Church in Mombasa, killed his wife, senior pastor Ann Mughoi, on the pulpit on Sunday with a knife 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 two times. He believed she was dead. He then stabbed himself three times in the stomach and slit his throat,” Mombasa Sub-County Police Commander Julius Kiragu said.
The police said Pastor Misiko died almost instantly from his stab wounds while his wife, Mughoi, died at a local hospital hours later.
The police commander explained that the couple had been engaged in a feud over the ownership and leadership of the church. The couple had four children. They were said to have been living apart for some time.
Back in 2017, Misiko was reportedly detained by the police in Mombasa after his wife alleged that he planned to kill her, but he was released the following day when the police said they found the accusations to be untrue.
Meanwhile, a chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Lawan Andimi, has reportedly been kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents.
Daily Trust reports that the cleric was kidnapped during a recent attack by the insurgents.
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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