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Residents of Bamburi in Mombasa County are reeling in shock after a pastor stabbed his wife while at the pulpit then killed himself by slitting his throat.

The pastor identified as Elisha Misiko committed the act on Sunday, December 5 at Ground for God’s Gospel Minister church in Chembani in Bamburi in Mombasa County.

Kisauni Sub-County Police Commander Julius Kiragu said the pastor stabbed his wife in the back and on the hand, severely injuring her at around 10:30 am, K24 TV reported.

The pastor then proceeded to slit his throat.

Police who visited the scene found a 10-page suicide note that told of a troubled marriage.

Police say the deceased accused the wife of attempting to take over the church ‘he had struggled’ to establish.

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The injured woman was taken to Coast General Hospital while the deceased’s body was taken to the mortuary in the same facility.

The couple had four children.

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Koriema Safi