Bishop, 3 priests to seek mediation in sex matter
SEE ALSO :New ACK bishop tears into leadersLawyers David Onsare for the priests and Wachira Ndiritu for the Church did not oppose the mediation proposal. Four witnesses - Lay Canon Wilfred Gichuki Nderitu, as well as three young men who were allegedly sodomised by the priests, were scheduled to testify in defence of the bishop but were stood down. Giving evidence earlier, Kagunda sought to distance himself from the Church’s tribunal that recommended the priests’ suspension, saying he only communicated and implemented its findings. “I appointed Canon Wilfred Nderitu Gichuki together with Humphrey Irungu and Godfrey Wanjohi as members of the tribunal. Canon Gichuki was the chair and I went by their findings,” he said. The tribunal had found Gachau guilty of the offence and Kagunda then revoked his licence to officiate over Church services. The case will be mentioned on November 30.