Recently Read: Ugandans join push for bishop accountability

Recently ReadThree United Methodists say their bishop is using the Ugandan legal system to silence their calls for accountability.

They also are urging the 2016 General Conference, the denomination’s top lawmaking body, to approve proposed legislation to increase bishops’ accountability — especially on financial matters.

East Africa Area Bishop Daniel Wandabula, whose office is based in Kampala, Uganda, faces a formal complaint under church law that accuses his episcopal area of misusing more than $757,000 in funds.

Meanwhile, Wandabula continues to press charges of attempted blackmail against the three church leaders — the Rev. John Kiviiri, Joseph Kanyike and Joshua Buule.

wandabula-before-judicial-council-593x388Two were arrested in September 2011. At the time, Kiviiri was a district superintendent in East Africa Conference, and Kanyike was an intern with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Joshua Buule, Kiviiri’s son, was arrested later.

In the nearly five years since, the three have seen imprisonment, release on bail, 63 separate court appearances and attorney fees hovering around $10,000.

At each court appearance, when individuals the court deemed important to the case were missing, the trial was rescheduled.

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