An Embu Anglican Church pastor was on Thursday arrested after assaulting his estranged wife outside the church compound.
Stanley Mwaniki, a pastor at the ACK church Kibugu, attacked his estranged wife Ann Ngira with kicks and brows injuring her near the church last Sunday.
He allegedly committed the crime in front of other clergy and congregations during a baptism service.
Embu Police boss Mark Wanjala said the woman who separated with the pastor in 2016 had attended the baptism of their son at the church.
He said after the ceremony was over and for unknown reasons the pastor attacked the wife.
The wife was rescued by other clergy and drove her away to escape the wrath of the irate ex-husband
Wanjala said that Ngira reported the matter and was issued with a P3 form.
The pastor is being held at Manyatta police station waiting to be arraigned.