High Court Orders Arrest of Ex Kabale Diocese Priest 

High Court in Kabale has issued a warrant of arrest for the embattled former Kabale Diocese Priest Fr. Boniface Turyahikayo, cheap for failure to pay a UGX 61 million debt.

The warrant  dated 13th October 2016 and signed by the Kabale High Court deputy registrar Samuel Emokor was issued to court bailiff Patrick  Beingana  with instructions  to arrest and produce Fr. Turyahikayo before 4th November 2016, pill unless he pays 61million shillings to Bishop Callistus Rubaramira, buy as costs of the case he lost to the bishop after suing him for alleged illegal dismissal  from performing his priesthood roles.

Fr. Turyahikayo who served as secretary  for  the former Kabale  Diocese Bishop,   late  Rt. Rev. Fr. Barnabas Halem’Imana was in 2012  suspended   and barred from  exercising  liturgical  functions over  alleged misconduct and offending  the church cardinal rules.

He however, took the matter to court claiming that he was not given a fair hearing before dismissal. The court nonetheless dismissed the case and Bishop Rubaramira was awarded costs totaling 49 million shillings.

He appealed against the ruling three times, causing the costs to shoot up to 61million.

This is the fourth time that court is issuing an warrant of arrest against Fr Turyahikayo, the previous ones being in March and November 2015 and March 2016.

On  22nd March this year, he was arrested along Colville  Street in Kampala by court bailiffs while returning   from a reconciliation meeting at Christ the King Church, where he was supposed  to mend relations with  Bishop Rubaramira.

The meeting was mediated by former Kabale  Municipality   MP and  state minister  for tourism  Serapio Rukundo.


He was produced before the Chief Magistrates Court but later released on bail as he was supposed to appear before the court for the hearing of the appeal against the 49 million as costs of the cases.

When contacted, Fr Tuyahikayo said he is not petrified as he has already challenged the High Court ruling in the Court of Appeal, on grounds that the costs awarded to the Bishop were excessive.

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