Uganda, Nov. 16 -- The High Court in Kampala has summoned Muhabura Diocese Bishop, Rt Rev Cranmer Mugisha, and Church of Uganda to defend themselves in a case challenging the prolonged stay in office of the former.

Two Christians, Ms Naboth Tumubweine and Mr Rodgers Duhimbaze, all residents of Kisoro district through their lawyers, M/s Ngaruye Ruhindi, Spencer and Co. Advocates on November 7, filed a suit against Church of Uganda registered trustees and Bishop Mugisha seeking a court declaration that he is no longer the Bishop of Muhabura Diocese.

They also sought an order invalidating all the resolutions made by the synod meeting that was held on October 31, which the bishop convened and chaired.

"Whereas the above named plaintiff has...