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Mombasa congregation rocked by murder-suicide

Publish date: 13 January 2020
Issue Number: 855
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Kenya

A Kenyan pastor stabbed his wife during a church service and then slit his throat in a murder-suicide witnessed by the shocked congregation. 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 who was at the pulpit, and stabbed her. Police spokesperson Julius Kiragu said Misiko then stabbed himself three times in the stomach and slit his throat. 'She had been trying to stay away from the husband since a dispute over the ownership of the church began,' Kiragu told CNN. Misiko left a 17-page suicide note in which he accused Mughoi of changing ownership of the church, which he said the couple founded, into her name.

Full CNN report