The High Court in Kampala has issued a temporary injunction on the election of a new bishop of Muhabura Diocese in Kisoro District.
Agnes Alum, the court’s assistant registrar ordered for the process to be halted until the main application challenging the election is heard and disposed of.
In the ruling, Alum barred the Registered Trustees of the Church of the Province of Uganda; Rev. Cranmer Mugisha the Bishop of the Diocese of Muhabura and Joel Ernest Sendegeya the Diocesan Chancellor, from convening a meeting of the diocesan nomination committee for Muhabura Diocese to nominate names for selection of the next Bishop of Muhabura
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Dr Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu was also ordered not to convene the House of Bishops meeting for scrutinizing the names submitted by the diocesan nominations committee.
The application was filed by 2 local Christians; Innocent Ndagijimana and Solomon Rugera Kanna, who claimed that the accused refused or neglected to have a diocesan constitution in place to direct the election process.
These further allege that the current Diocesan chancellor Joel Ernest Sendegeya was illegally appointed as Diocesan chancellor as there is no constitution to determine his manner of appointment.
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