Kigezi Diocese Case Hearing Flops

Hearing of a case filed against the Diocese of Kigezi and its newly consecrated Bishop Rt. Rev. George Bagamuhunda has flopped this morning after the absence of the plaintiffs and their lawyers.
It’s also reported that one of the plaintiffs has withdrawn from the case.

Kigezi Diocese Bishop-elect George Bagamuhunda.
Kigezi Diocese Bishop-elect George Bagamuhunda.

High court in Kabale presided over by Justice Michael Elubu was today scheduled  to hear the case filed by three parishioners Leonard Tumwesigye, Godfrey Binaisa and Cyrus Kyomukama challenging the procedure through which Rev. George Bagamuhunda was elected Bishop.

They claim procedures were flouted and the diocesan constitution disregarded.

However one of the plaintiffs Leonard Tumwesigye lost interest in the case while Cyrus Kyomukama never turned up. Present in court was Godfrey Binaisa whose lawyers Allan Tumwesigye of Tumwesigye and Company advocates were out of reach.

Leonard Tumwesigye later told local media that he lost interest in the case after they failed to secure a court injunction to block the consecration of the Bishop.

He adds that he believes that since the consecration has been conducted, Justice may not come their way saying that the most important issue is for the new Bishop to uphold Christian values and ensure that revival is restored in the Diocese.

Presiding Judge Michael Elubu adjourned the case to tomorrow January 23rd 2014.

Justice Michael Elubu revealed that since the defense lawyers representing the Diocese were ready to proceed with the case, he will be left with no option but to dismiss the case if the Christians and their lawyers fail to forge a way forward at tomorrow’s sitting.

The Judge adds that the prosecution lawyer Allan Tumwesigye had misbehaved by failing to appear in court and going ahead to fail to communicate saying that the matter will be referred to the lawyer’s council for possible disciplinary action.

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