Kabale: Court Throws Out Kigezi Diocese Case


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The two of the remaining petitioners withdrew their case, the first to withdraw being Leonard Tumwesigye who on January 23, 2014 cited that he had lost interest in the case as it had been overshadowed by many events.

On Wednesday, the two remaining petitioners Cyrus Kyomukama and Godfrey Binaisa appeared before the judge; Kyomukama also said that he had lost interest in the case while Binaisa told the judge that he also wanted to withdraw for the peace and tranquillity to reign in the diocese.

“I have decided to withdraw the case for the good of the diocese and allow the new bishop move on with his pastoral work,” Binaisa Said.

Justice Elubu then ordered the petitioners to pay Kigezi diocese all the cost that they have incurred during the time the case has been going on.

The Kigezi dioceses wrangles begun last year when three Christians dragged the diocese to Kabale High Court opposing the appointment of the new bishop of Kigezi diocese Rt. Rev.George Bagamuhunda.

On December 30, 2013, justice Elubu quashed their application which was seeking for an in junction stopping his consecration that took place on January 19, 2014 at St. Peters Cathedral Rugarama.

The group accused the dioceses of undermining the constitution of the church by using the expired synod member committee to choose the new bishop who was elected by the house of bishops that sat at Lweza in Kampala.


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