A pastors wife plays a vital role in the church aside from supporting the husband, she is expected to be a role model that congregants can follow. However, many of us don’t really know what goes on behind doors. Could the smiles on their faces be hiding countless secrets?
According to a local daily, a woman in Kitengela has been arrested for burning her stepdaughter with hot water on her thighs.The woman is said to be the wife to a pastor of a Pentecostal church in the area.
It is alleged that the pastors wife poured hot water on the girls thighs and left her with scars. According to a neighbor, the 8-year-old was punished after going to play with neighbors at a nearby estate without the mothers permission. The woman, Gladys Mayaka Onyancha, burnt her stepdaughter and locked her indoors. Members of the public and the police rescued the standard 2 pupil at around 8pm.
Onyancha was accused of mistreating the girl in absence of his father.
The pastor appeared at the police station where his wife was arrested and claimed he was unaware of what was happening to his daughter. Talking to the Nairobian, the pastor said. ‘I did not know that my daughter had sustained serious burns, I found her sick and was planning to take her to hospital.’
Gladys is being held at Kitengela Police Station and will be arraigned at Kajiado Law Court.
The area OCPD reassured residents that the tip off they gave to the security agencies will be highly guarded.The girl is currently being treated at a Kitengela hospital.