Nairobi News


Clergymen in dispute over Bibilia Husema

A dispute over who calls the shots in the management of Biblia Husema radio station has found its way to court.

The Rev Christopher Mutai sued Africa Inland Church presiding Bishop  Silas Yego for harassment and interfering with its affairs.

The Rev Mutai told the court he was the Christian station’s managing director.

“Sometime in November last year, Rev Yego locked me out of the Upper Hill office with clear instructions to the security that I should not be allowed to access my office,” he said.

Donated office

The bishop is said to have issued the orders to force him out of office claiming he was no longer an employee of the station.

The church head insisted that the radio station was owned and run by the church. But the Rev Mutai claimed that the church had only donated offices for use.

“Despite my letters asking him to stop interfering with our affairs, he has persistently gone on to harass me and eventually locked me out of the church compound,” said Mr Mutai.

He was seeking orders to restrain Bishop Yego from interference.

Bishop Yego  said the Rev Mutai was dismissed in 2011 after a meeting of the Biblia Husema Broadcasting Board of Directors.

He was replaced by a general manager, said the Bishop. He accused the Rev Mutai of being untruthful by claiming there was a management crisis caused by his absence. He said the station was running smoothly.

The Church head also denied receiving a letter from Rev Mutai. He said he only got to know about it in the suit.

The case will be heard on May 21.