Pastor stabs wife, slits own throat inside church over marital, church leadership woes


A Pastor in Bamburi Mombasa earlier today stabbed his wife at the back before committing suicide by slitting his own throat in what appears to have been rooted in deeply unresolved marital issues and a dispute over the leadership of the church.

Elisha Misiko, a pastor at Ground for God’s Gospel Minister, a church he apparently started on his own, at around 10.30 am in what might have been a premeditated murder-suicide, stabbed the wife in the back, on the head, and on the hands before slitting his throat.

According to witnesses, the man stabbed himself in the stomach at least thrice before stabbing himself in the neck. There was a commotion in the church as everyone started for the only small door in the church.

Kisauni Sub-County Police Commander Julius Kiragu speaking to K24 news confirmed the incident with throngs of curious onlookers trying to get a glimpse of the crime scene before the police moved away the body of the Pastor.

The woman was taken to Coast General Hospital while her husband’s body being taken to the same facility’s morgue.

#Update – She later died from her injuries and was too taken to the hospital’s morgue.

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