The Mombasa church in which a pastor stabbed his wife before taking his life as the congregation watched has been demolished.

The Ground for God’s Gospel Ministries at Chembani village in Kiembeni, which was at the centre of the conflict between the deceased pastor Elisha Nandoya and his wife Anna Mghoi was brought down on Sunday, January 26 in the presence of relatives of the deceased.

The church was brought down to honour pastor Nandoya’s wishes captured in a long suicide note.

Nandoya stabbed his with a knife while she was preaching before using the same knife to slit his throat on January 5.

The wife was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital while Nandoya died inside the church.

Violet Belia, the deceased’s sister, said both families had reached an agreement to hand over the property to her family, PD reported.


“We have decided to demolish the church. The land is now in our custody and we will see what to do with it to help the children of my late brother,” she said.

“All members have agreed that the plot belonged to the late pastor Elisha Nandoya and it was also agreed that the church will possess the power meter and power cable, keyboard and the sound speakers,” read the note.

Nandoya in the long suicide note had accused his wife of plotting to take over the church from him.

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