A Christian cleric did what many would consider an abomination on Sunday, 5 January, 2020: he stabbed his wife to death and committed suicide by slitting his own throat on the pulpit.
The pastor was reported to have committed the sacrilege with knives hidden under his shirt.
The church where the incident happened was co-founded by the pastor and his wife.
The incident took place at the second largest city in Kenya, Mombasa.
The heinous act was committed in the presence of stupefied congregants who had gathered for the day’s service.
Congregants at the church told journalists that Elisha Misiko was seated on the front pew when he walked over to his wife Ann Mghoi – who was at the pulpit – and stabbed her using knives hidden under his shirt.
He then stabbed himself in the stomach and slit his throat as congregants rushed to the pulpit.
He died on the spot while his wife died in hospital.
The couple was separated and had a quarrel over who should be in charge of the church, according to the Daily Nation newspaper.