Blow to senior church officials as court declines to withdraw petition
SEE ALSO :Squabble over cash threatens PAG unityThey wanted church elections halted, saying some clauses of the church’s constitution enacted in 1998 were outdated and inconsistent with the Kenya Constitution. Biased constitution They argued that the church’s constitution was biased and discriminatory as it barred women and the youth from contesting various administrative posts like the general superintendent, general secretary and the general treasurer. The court on December 5 last year issued a temporary injunction restraining the church elections council from organising the polls until the suit was heard and determined. They had sued Lihanda and church administrator Patrick Oyondi while the church Secretary-General Zedekiah Orera, registered trustees and the church council were listed as interested parties. But the court was told Lihanda organised over 2,000 delegates at the church headquarters in Nyang’ori, Vihiga County, and conducted elections on the morning of March 3.
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