Report by GEORGE AMOLO for eDaily
Shock engulfed residents of Kuoyo Beach area in Mahanga Sub-Location in Mageta Island, Vihiga County Tuesday, December 13, after a 57-year-old man, said to be a preacher, allegedly drugged and killed his 40-year-old lover before killing himself.
Elisha Ogalo, who was a preacher of Roho Fweny Church in Mageta Island, allegedly slit Linet Ngoha Onyango’s throat, killing her on the spot.
Ogalo thereafter committed suicide by ingesting a poisonous substance.
According to Mageta Location Chief Ambrose Ogema, the two, who were worshiping in the same church, had fallen out bitterly.
Chief Ogema said the incident was discovered by one of the church members who had gone to seek religious counsel at the preacher’s house, when she found Elisha writhing in pain after consuming the poison.
The administrator added that the church member was shocked when she moved closer only to find Linet’s mutilated body lying on the floor with her private parts chopped off.
Chief Ogema said the church member raised the alarm before members of the public rushed to the scene and decided to take the preacher to a mainland hospital, but he died en route to the health facility.
Chief Ogema said the preacher left behind a note indicating that the woman had swindled his money – KSh100, 000.
The bodies were taken to Bondo Sub-County Hospital mortuary, as police conduct an investigation into the incident.