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Court summons Mityana bishop

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th June 2008 03:00 AM

The Nakawa Magistrate’s Court in Kampala has summoned the bishop of Mityana Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Dunstan Bukenya, over a controversy surrounding a priest’s house.

The Nakawa Magistrate’s Court in Kampala has summoned the bishop of Mityana Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Dunstan Bukenya, over a controversy surrounding a priest’s house.

By Luke Kagiri
The Nakawa Magistrate’s Court in Kampala has summoned the bishop of Mityana Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Dunstan Bukenya, over a controversy surrounding a priest’s house.

Bukenya is to appear in court tomorrow with the Rev. Michael Lubowa, the archdeacon of Mityana archdeaconry, the Rev. Simon Peter Kakeeto, the assistant priest of all Saints Church Busimbi and the diocesan secretary, David Kaleebu.

According to the assistant registrar, Matthias Opesen, the five are supposed to explain why they have been interfering with the official residence of the parish priest of Busimbi Church of Uganda contrary to court orders issued on May 13.

“You should show cause why a warrant of arrest should not be issued against you for contempt of court,” Opesen wrote recently.

The controversy at All Saints Church Busimbi began when Bishop Bukenya last year transferred the parish priest, the Rev. Isaac Kyagulanyi.

Christians protested the transfer and Kyagulanyi remained in the official parish priest’s house.

The diocese dragged him to the magistrate’s court in Mityana, but Kyagulanyi appealed to the High Court, saying the diocesan tribunal should hear his case.

Kyagulanyi’s successor, the Rev. Kekeeto, had moved into the priest’s house, but court ordered him to vacate till the matter is settled. He disregarded the order, prompting the summons.

The diocese also ordered Umeme to cut off the power at Kyagulanyi’s residence and the water system was also disconnected.

Court summons Mityana bishop

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