Pastor stabs himself and kill wife over church ownership (Read Full Story)


Elijah Misiko a Kenyan assistant pastor with the Ground for God’s Gospel Church in Mombasa, has reported during a church service that he left his front-row seat and approached his wife, identified as the senior pastor Ann Mughoi, on the pulpit and stabbed her with one knives which was said to have hide in an envelope. The incident happened on Sunday, according to Mombasa sub-county police commander, Julius Kiragu,

While the police talking about the incident it said; He walked up to his wife while the church was praying”. Then he took one of the knives and stabbed her two times, believing 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, his wife died at a local hospital a few hours later, police said.


The couple is said to have been engaged in a long-running feud over the ownership and leadership of the church. In 2017, Misiko was detained by the police in Mombasa after his wife alleged he planned to kill her, the police commander said.

It was reported that after several investigations the police said they found the accusations untrue and Misiko was released, it was further added that the couple had four children and they lived apart since the dispute began two years ago.

”It was further disclosed that Misiko left with a 17-page suicide note in which he accused Mughoi of changing ownership of the church, which he said the couple founded, to her name alone, police said.

The two bodies were moved to the Coast General Hospital mortuary.

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