Pastor hacks sister-in-law in Murang’a

A middle-aged woman from Gikomora Village in Maragua Sub County is fighting for her life after she was hacked by her brother–in- law. Felister Njoki was rushed to Maragua Level 4 Hospital while unconscious after she was slashed with a machete by Patrick Mungai, a pastor with Seventh Day Adventist Church. Villagers were alerted by screams of Njoki in the morning when the pastor woke up and started slashing her with a machete.

Residents who talked alleged that Mungai, who stays in Nairobi, made a call to one of his sons informing him he will kill his mother and her child once he arrives at their rural home in Murang’a. The son alerted his mother enabling her to flee their home before Mungai arrived.

A resident who sought anonymity said when Mungai woke up in the morning, he armed himself with a panga and descended on Njoki who was cleaning the compound. “The lady was slashed in the neck, back, hands and the head. By the time we arrived at the scene we found her lying in a pool of blood.

We could not believe the pastor could do such a thing,” added the resident. The villagers said Mungai who is still at large, had sometimes back attempted to commit suicide, adding that lately, he appeared depressed. A doctor at Maragua Hospital, James Gathera said when the woman was taken to the hospital, she was unconscious.