A Nakuru-based bishop and his wife have been hospitalised at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital – Nakuru branch, after they were attacked and severely injured by two male thugs.
Bishop Paul Gitonga of Voice of Gospel Church in Molo and his spouse, Eunice Gitonga, were attacked on Saturday 1 am.
The thugs broke into Gitonga’s Milimani Estate home in Molo through the daughters’ room, according to Eunice’s brother, Simon Munene.
They then asked the two high school going daughters to go get their father.
“When my brother-in-law went to the children’s room, the thugs ordered he gives them money that he had kept in the house. The bishop said he never stored cash in the house. It was at that point that the criminals brandished a panga and hacked Gitonga in the head and arms. His wife, who had rushed to the room to find out what was happening, was bludgeoned in the head using a blunt object” Simon Munene said.
Gitonga’s daughters were not harmed. The thugs managed to escape by the time the neighbours arrived to help.