Kenyan pastor stabs his wife to death in the pulpit after the custody of their children and cuts his own throat for the horrible congregation
- Pastor Elisha Misiko, 55, slaughtered his wife on the pulpit in the province of Mombasa
- The horrible congregation then intervened and the woman was taken to the hospital
- His wife and the mother of his children were declared dead after the treatment
- Witnesses on the spot said that the couple had rowed over the custody and management of the church
A Kenyan pastor abhorred his congregation when he repeatedly stabbed his wife in the pulpit during Sunday service and then cut his own throat.
Mr. Elisha Misiko, 55, was the pastor of the Land for God’s Gospel Ministries in Mombasa County, which he managed with his wife, Mrs. Ann Mghoi.
One of the village elders, Mr. Mtengo Amuri, said Mr. Msiko sat down quietly at the start of Sunday service before he got up and walked “secretly” to his wife and revealed the two knives hidden under his shirt as he walked.
Shown: Ground for Gospel Ministries in Mombasa County filmed yesterday
“The man walked secretly toward his wife and stabbed her in the back,” Amuri said. “When he tried to cut her throat, she blocked him and injured her hand.”
A police report confirmed that Mrs. Mghoi, the mother of Mr. Msiko’s four children, had knife wounds in the back, hand and stomach.
Eyewitnesses said that Mr. Msiko had repeatedly laid down the mother of four before worshipers intervened and arranged for her to be taken to a local hospital, but medical personnel could not save her.
While doctors were working on Mrs. Mghoi, her husband stabbed himself in the stomach and cut his own throat.
Janet Tole, a friend of the couple, told it Daily Nation the man and the woman had been fighting for months and that they were divorced. Mrs. Tole said Mrs. was convinced that his wife forbade him to see his four children.
Pictured: a village senior talks to reporters after the incident yesterday
She added that he had threatened to kill his husband on several occasions.
A suicide note left on the spot confirmed Mrs. Tole’s story.
“In the notes, the man claimed that the woman had denied him access to his four children and had not involved him in the management of the Church, even though he had financed it through a loan he still maintained,” Julius Police Commissioner Kisauni, sub-district Kiragu, said.
Amuri confirmed the accounts and claimed that suicide was the culmination of many years of disputes over the administration of the Church and Msiko was fixated on the idea that his wife was trying to take over the ministry.