Gerald Kamanga Gichohi, a pastor at Victory Centre in Wamunyiri village, Bungoma town, Kenya, allegedly killed his wife, Margaret Wanjiku Kamanga, and dumped her body in a ditch near their house.
Bungoma County Police Commander, Francis Kooli, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, revealed that the suspect sent a text to his younger brother informing him of his offence.
“At around 22.35 hours, we got a report from the suspect’s brother that he had received a suicidal text message from his elder brother. The message also had details of his wife’s murder,” Kooli said.
In the text, he further directed his brother to sell a piece of land and take care of his son after his mother’s burial.
The suspect allegedly travelled to Nyandurua county where he attempted to take his life before he was saved and arrested by the police. He is currently in hospital receiving treatment.
The deceased’s body was moved to the mortuary pending autopsy.