TRANSITION COMMITTEE STOPPED FROM INTERFERING WITH AFFAIRS OF METHODIST CHURCH.

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Revered Joseph Ntombura with his lawyer Danstan Omari (center) and Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Mary Kinoti addressing journalists at Methodist Resort and Conference Center./PHOTO BY IRENE ONYANGO.

BY SAM ALFAN.

The High Court has barred 17 members of Methodist Church of Kenya from interfering with the running of affairs of the church, pending the resolution a dispute lodged by Rev Joseph Ntombura.

Commercial court Principal Magistrate S. Opande stopped the 17, their agents and affiliates from conducting an ad hoc committee scheduled for August 30.

The application was made by Rev Ntombura and Trustees of the church.

The court further ordered the status quo prevailing at the Methodist Church, be maintained.

The Trustees and Rev Ntombura through lawyer Danstan Omari filed the case seeking to bar the transition connexional ad hoc committee (TCAC) from interfering with the affairs of the church.

The trustees sued Mishack Kanake, Jacob Gituma, Dr. Kobi Ataya, Jeremiah Adondo, Emmanuel Maingi ,Hellen Kamenchu, William Kilonzo, James Muriuki , Gladys Mwiti among others their associates and affiliate from conducting the meeting as planned.

They further urged the court to restrain the said members, agents , associates and hired goons at their disposal from illegal forceful occupation of conference room.

The church and Rev. Ntombura further sought orders that the group and their associates restrained from inciting other members of Methodist church in Kenya for their personal gains.

Rev. Ntombura urged the court to stop the group from damaging Methodist Church property or causing bodly harm to him or any other member of Methodist church.

“An order be issued restraining respondents , agents or associates from causing disturbance , nuisance, terrorizing and disrupting workflow in the church office, our tenants and the business taking place in the premises pending hearing and determination of the petition,” pleaded Rev. Ntombura.

He urged the court to declare that the resolution of the extraordinary Methodist members meeting on August 21.

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