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Technicalities In Courts Hindering Justice, A Recipe For Violence - Archbishop.

The Kenyan jurisprudence, procedural and evidential technicalities is at times hampering the effective execution of justice in this country.

Head of the African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) Archbishop Amos Mathenge Kabuthu observed that the numerous court injunctions being entertained in our courts in the name of the new constitutional dispensation are adversely affecting judicial matters. He said that technicalities in the small set of rules and injunctions as given by our judges contrasted the intended purpose of substantive law.

Archbishop Kabuthu made these remarks when he officiated the consecration of the new Thika Diocese Archdeacon (Deputy Bishop), 15 deacons and nine church leaders at the Juja Town AIPCA Church on Sunday.

“Allow me to say that at times our courts are acting as a recipe for the religious conflicts in some of our churches. Illegitimate priests and pastors are rushing to the courts and obtaining orders to disrupt the smooth running of these places of worship. The casual manner in which the courts are treating religious matters will lead to the faithful to start hating them,” said Kabuthu.

He cited a case where the judicature has been entertaining a certain fake bishop in Thika diocese who had not gone through the churches doctrines and procedure to be ordained as one, with court orders disrupting order in the AIPCA.

“At times these courts are not administering justice when they are making decisions. In the case of this ‘self-styled bishop’, our (AIPCA) constitution is very clear on how to ordain a priest or a bishop. The court did not follow our constitution when granting him the injunction. This is encouraging even ‘thugs’ to subvert justice,” he said.

Otherwise, Kabuthu called on those who were ordained to be a good example to the congregation they will be administering and to abide to the doctrines and the teachings of AIPCA. He reminded them that their ministry involved serving other people and the recognition of God’s call to a full-time responsibility to serve the Lord as an overseer of souls.

In the full glare of the faithful, the church publicly identified itself with them, acknowledged that it believes in their conversion, call, convictions, and commended them for public leadership and ministry. It further represented its judgment that the candidates had the ability to perform the duties of the gospel ministry and had also met all the legal requirements.

Kabuthu appealed to the faithful to follow their leaders and be there for them whenever they were faced with various challenges in the ministry.

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