THE high court  has dismissed a suit contesting the leadership of Bishop Silas Yego and two others as bona fide officials of the African Inland Church(AIC).

Justice Chacha Mwita upheld arguments by lawyer Michael Amaleba while dismissing a case by an ex-communicated member David Mbuvi who was claiming to be general overseer of the church.

The judge  threw out the application after holding that Yego and two others are the bona fide officials of the church having been recognised and registered by the Registrar of Societies.

Take over the mantle

Mbuvi’s suit was among five others disputing leadership of the church which retired President Daniel Arap Moi is a member.

Leadership wrangles began in earnest in 2007 when an election to appoint officials was conducted.

It was that election that Mbuvi claims he won and purported to take over the mantle.

Following dissatisfaction among members over who should lead them, another election was conducted in 2008 during which the brethren confirmed Bishop Yego and his team as bona fide  officials.