A Mombasa based preacher stabbed his wife in front of congregation Sunday morning and later slit his throat.
He died on the spot on the pulpit right in front of his congregation.
His wife Ann Mghoi later succumbed at the Coast Teaching and Referral General Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
Confirming the mid morning incident that happened right inside the Ground for God’s Gospel Church well known as 3-G Church located at Chembani area in Bamburi, Mombasa, Kisauni OCPD Julius Kiragu said the two might have been entangled in a property ownership row.
Pastor Elisha Misiko stabbed several times his wife Ann Mghoi on the hands, stomach and on her back leaving her bleeding profusely.
Slits his throat
He later slits his throat using the same knife in the middle of the Sunday church service.
“The wife did not die immediately but succumbed later to the serious injuries she sustained,” said Mr. Kiragu.
Mghoi is said to have been staying alone at Voi where her husband kept on threatening her and openly vowing that he will one day kill her.
“We are in possession of a 17 page document that clearly explains why the couple has been battling each other and it all narrows down to the church ownership,” says Kiragu.
Kiragu further revealed that the preacher filed complaints at Bamburi police station sometimes in 2018.
He revealed that the priest has complained that his wife, Mghoi was planning a takeover of the church among other property thus plunging the couple into deep marital wrangles.
Police are closely investigating the incident.
the two religious leaders have left behind four children, three boys and a girl.
The two bodies are lying at the Coast provincial Teaching and Referral General hospital morgue.