City Lawyer Moses Nyambega addressing the court during the hearing of a civil suit brought against officials of the central Kenya Conference by Geoffrey Asanyo and Charles Maranga at Milimani law courts on Wednesday September 16, 2015
BY SAM ALFAN.
High court has halted officials of Central Kenya Conference from taking over the church management and function pending the determination of dispute touching on leadership.
Justice Roselyn Aburili, said that a dispute has arisen as shown by the two applicants Geoffrey Asanyo and Dr Charles Maranga claiming some church ministers purported to hold election on 6 to 8 September 2105 at Karura SDA Church Nairobi
The judge observed until all parties are heard the interim order issued on 11 September 2015 shall remain in-force until the inter parties hearing.
Justice Aburili said there will no prejudice suffered by the defendant, if the order is extended until 21 September when the matter will be heard by all parties.
The two applicants Mr Asanyo and Dr Maranga, have submitted to the court said election was irregular and lawful as current officials were not involved.
They said through their lawyer Moses Nyambega, that proper procedure was not when the elections were held.
He told the court that the current officials were elected on 30 March 2010 and their term will expire on 30 November 2015.
Consequently John Kiragu Jeremy of Central Kenya Association, Samuel Makori, Alfred Gitonga Makundu of East Africa Union Conference, Kennedy Maina, Japhet Ochorokodi and David Sande of West Kenya Conference, Blasious Raquri Alain, Jerome Habicha of East Central Africa Division cannot hold themselves has officials of Central Kenya Conferrer
Mr Nyambeya further submitted to the court that defendants lacks the legal capacity to call for election of the Central Kenya Conference to hold themselves as executive director, Secretary general and Treasurer respectively.