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Reprieve for Methodist Church’s Presiding Bishop as Court suspends move to replace him.

by Robert Guyana

A Nairobi Court has reinstated Presiding Bishop Joseph Ntombura to the office who had been removed from church’s leadership.

“A restraining Order be and is hereby issued against The Transition Connexional Ad-Hoc Committee (TCAC) or their agents from usurping of the lawful mandate of Ntombuta and the Conference Standing Committee of the Methodist Church of Kenya Pending the interparte hearing on May 9,2023,” Ordered Judge Asenath Ongeri.

Ntombura had been removed from office on March 29 and an ad-hoc transition committee was formed to oversee the election of a new head of the church.

The Committee has also been restrained from conducting any elections of the presiding bishop of that church pending the hearing on that day.

The Man of God who was dissatisfied by that decision moved to the High Court through Lawyer Danstan Omari to challenge his removal.

Omari had argued that the Committee on March 25/2023 invited other members to have a meeting on March 29/2023 at the Methodist Guest House at 11.00a.m.

He adds that it mobilized and incited other members to remove Ntombura from office.

Omari added that their decision has paralyzed the Bishop’s office from performing its mandate

The Transition Connexional Ad-Hoc Committee(TCAC) was mandated with taking over the running of the affairs of the church and organizing the election of a new presiding bishop.

Ntombura said the said Ad-Hoc committee through one Fredrick Kimathi Muriungi who was mobilizing his removal did not follow the Church’s constitution while removing him.

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