10 quizzed in pastor’s suicide

Residents of Chembani, Bamburi area in Mombasa County carry the remains of 3G Ministries Pastor, Elisha Nyandoya at the Church. The pastor killed himself and his wife using a knife during the Church service. [Omondi Onyango, Standard]
At least 10 people have been questioned by the police in a case where a pastor killed his wife before committing suicide in Mombasa. 

Yesterday, Kisauni Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Josphat Kisingu confirmed that 10 people have been questioned in connection with the murder-suicide.

He also said an inquiry file on the case has been opened.

“We have 10 people who have recorded statements with us,” Mr Kisingu said without naming them.

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On January 5 this year, Elisha Nyadoya stabbed his wife Anne Maghanga inside his 3G Ministries church in front of congregants. He then slit his throat.

Being rushed

Maghanga died while being rushed to hospital while Nyadoya died on the spot.

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Police later discovered a 17-page suicide note where Nyadoya claimed his wife had planned to swindle him of his property.

He also claimed that some church members were romantically involved with his wife, while aiding her to dispossess him.

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He went on to name the church members he accused of stealing church equipment.

Police officers who sought anonymity told The Standard that the church members who were mentioned in Nyadoya’s suicide note were among the 10 people who were questioned.

Maghanga’s autopsy will be carried out tomorrow. Results of a postmortem carried out on Nyadoya’s body are yet to be released. 

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