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.


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