In Summary
  • Reverend Paul Warui, Arch-deacon John Gachau and Reverend James Maigua indicated the Church had disregarded court orders.
  • This follows an application by three priests who were suspended over their alleged engagement in homosexuality.
  • The priests were not paid Sh6.8 million as earlier directed issued by Justice Byram Ongaya on September 30, 2016.

The Labour Court has issued a warrant of arrest against Bishop of Anglican Church Mt Kenya West Diocese Joseph Kagunda.  

Justice Nzioki wa Makau directed the court to apprehend the bishop and present him in court for contempt.  

“You are hereby commanded forthwith to apprehend  Bishop Joseph Kagunda and bring him before this court to answer to the said charge and to be further dealt with according to law on July 12, 2018 at 9.00am,” the judge instructed the bailiff.

HOMOSEXUALITY

In the order signed by the deputy registrar of the Employment and Labour Relations Court, the judge also directed the bailiffs to apprehend the managing director of the Registered Trustees of the Anglican Church of Kenya for failing to appear in court on June 25, 2018.

Justice Makau issued the order following an application by three priests who were reinstated to their ministerial duties by the court after being suspended over their alleged engagement in homosexuality.

Reverend Paul Warui, Arch-deacon John Gachau and Reverend James Maigua, through lawyer David Onsare, indicated that the Church had disregarded court orders.

The lawyer told the court that on May 15, 2018, the church was fined Sh200,000 for disobeying a court order to reinstate and compensate the priests.

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