Pastor stabs his wife to death during church service before killing himself in front shocked congregation


A Kenyan pastor reportedly stabbed his wife multiple times during a church service and then killed himself with the same knife in a murder-suicide witnessed by a shocked congregation.

On Sunday, Elijah Misiko, an assistant pastor with the Ground for God's Gospel Church in Mombasa, left his front-row seat and approached his wife, senior pastor Ann Mughoi, on the pulpit and stabbed her with one of the knives he'd hidden in an envelope, police said eyewitnesses told them.

"He walked up to his wife while the church was praying as if he wanted to whisper something to her," Mombasa sub-county police commander Julius Kiragu said. "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."
Misiko died instantly from his stab wounds and Mughoi died at a local hospital a few hours later, police said.

The couple had been engaged in a long-running feud over the ownership and leadership of the church, Julius Kiragu told CNN.

Back in 2017, Misiko was detained by the police in Mombasa after his wife alleged he planned to kill her. The following day, he was released after police sa

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