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14:19
14:19

Reformed Anglican Church Sets Budget of UGX 250M to Consecrate Rev. Okunya 1 3

Daniel Odongo, the chairperson of the finance and budgeting committee, says that they expect to raise the money from Christians and well-wishers of the new faith in the Upper Nile Diocese.
07:38
07:38

Rev. Okunya Records Statement over Fresh Charges Kumi Diocese 1 1

On Tuesday, armed police officers drove to Rev. Okunya’s home with the intention of arresting the cleric for reportedly snubbing the first summons last month. He was asked to report to Kumi CPS, which he did moments later.
07:29
07:29

Rev. Okunya Resigns from Kumi Diocese 1

In his resignation letter, Rev. Okunya indicates that he intends to go for further studies and take leave until such a time when God communicates his next course of action.
12:37
12:37

Kumi Bishop Elect Promises to Unite Warring Christians kumi diocese 1 1

Rev. Okwii says that he will try his best to bring the people of Kumi diocese together and promote peaceful co-existence amongst Christians. "I am not going to join any camp existing in Kumi and I will not promote hostilities in the diocese. For me I do not belong to any camp in Kumi my approach is dialogue and resolving issues amicably," Okwi said.
12:43
12:43

Election of New Bishop Generates Mixed Reactions in Kumi Diocese 1 4

Rev. Okwii was announced the second Bishop of Kumi Diocese by the House of Bishops on Wednesday.
17:04
17:04

Kumi Diocese Protestors Granted Bail 2 1

The group was accused of threatening violence, behaving in a manner that’s likely to spread diseases, and organizing an illegal assembly.
15:30
15:30

Police Foils Plans by Christians to Consecrate Rev. Okunya as Kumi Diocese Bishop Ngora District 2 2

Rev. Okunya was elected by the House of Bishops as the second bishop of Kumi Diocese in November 2019. However, his planned consecration and enthronement scheduled for December were cancelled on grounds that he had altered his year of birth from 1975 to 1970 to bring himself in the constitutional and canonical age bracket, which he had not attained by 2019 when he was nominated for the position.
08:42
08:42

Security Cordons off Ngora Cathedral, Arrests 50 People Kumi Diocese 2 2

Rev. Okunya was elected by the House of Bishops as the second bishop of Kumi Diocese in November 2019 but his planned consecration and enthronement scheduled for December was cancelled. He was subsequently banned from taking part in any future contests for the bishop’s seat after he was accused of altering his date of birth.
17:18
17:18

Christians Seek Permission to Demonstrate Over Rev. Okunya's Botched Consecration Kumi Diocese 5 1

John Robert Odeke, the Chairperson of the Laity in Mukura Archdeaconry, says that they have resolved to have Rev. Okunya consecrated, a decision he notes may not be affected by the Archbishop’s presence.
10:42
10:42

Selection of New Kumi Diocese Bishop Starts 1 2

Bishop Odurkami on Monday said that the process had started with the election of church council members from the parish level that will form the diocesan synod.
14:32
14:32

Bishops in Closed-Door Meeting with Kumi Diocese Clergy 2 1

The impasse started after allegations raised by anonymous individuals against Rev. Charles Oode Okunya, the Bishop elect of Kumi Diocese, declaring him unfit for the position.
08:47
08:47

Christians Protest Against Kumi Caretaker Bishop, Charles Odurkami 3 1 Top story

Harriet Acom, a Christian from Alungia says that she is disappointed with the caretaker Bishop for failing to traverse the diocese to seek views of other Christians in the diocese.
06:43
06:43

Kumi Diocese Clergy Lack Requisite Qualifications for Bishop's Job 1 2

Bishop Odurkami, who was responding to issues relating to the ongoing standoff between the Province and Rev. Charles Oode Okunya, said that the embattled priest enjoys the support of several clergies that he noted received training under his leadership during his tenures as the principal of the bible college in Kumi.
10:57
10:57

Rev. Okunya to Appeal Court Ruling 1 2

Last week Justice Ssekaana dismissed Rev. Okunya’s suit with costs on grounds that Rev. Okunya had not attained the required age of 45 years to be elected bishop in the Church of Uganda.
11:38
11:38

Kumi Diocese Chaos Divides Christians 6 1

On November 7th, 2019, the House of Bishops announced Rev. Charles Okunya Oode bishop-elect for Kumi Diocese. However, Rev. Okunya’s election was overturned by the House of Bishops on February 5th, 2020. The then Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntangali appointed retired bishop of Lango Diocese, Rt. Rev. Charles Odurkami as the caretaker of the Diocese.
19:54
19:54

Rev. Okunya, Three Others Record Statements Over Church Attacks 1 5

David Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, says they decided to summon the group to record statements after police findings implicated them.
08:53
08:53

Bishop Odurkami Reappointed Caretaker Kumi Diocese Church Canons 1

"Following the pending process and activities in the Diocese, this is to request you to continue as caretaker Bishop of Kumi Diocese until a substantive Bishop is elected and consecrated." the letter reads in part.
12:42
12:42

Ngora Church Attack Sponsored- Police Kumi Diocese 1 1 Top story

Mpungu reveals that preliminary information indicates that some of the attackers were dropped by a taxi while others arrived on Boda bodas. He says they have transferred the suspect’s file from Ngora to the regional police headquarters due to public interest in the matter.
11:08
11:08

Retired Clergy Cite Money, Politics in Kumi Diocese Chaos Church Canons 3 1

The Diocese was thrown in turmoil when the House of Bishops revoked the appointment of Rev. Charles Okunya Oode as the Bishop-elect of Kumi, taking over from Rt. Rev. Thomas Edson Irigei, who had clocked retirement age.
11:47
11:47

Police Battles Protesting Christians in Kumi Diocese 2 2

Some Christians tried to catch up with the early morning service at St. Phillips Cathedral, which however was disrupted by protestors, who stormed the premises with placards. Our reporter saw some Christians leaving the Cathedral as the drama ensued and stood at a distance to watch events as they unfolded.
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