AU court will end mistreatment - Methodist cleric

IN SUPPORT: Bishop Joseph Ntombura. Photo/CHARLES GITONGA
IN SUPPORT: Bishop Joseph Ntombura. Photo/CHARLES GITONGA

A Methodist bishop has supported the decision by African head of states to establish an African Court.

During the African Union summit in Addis Ababa Ethiopia two weeks ago, heads of state resolved to start the reformation of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has donated Sh90 million towards the institution, which is Africa’s version of the International Criminal Court.

“We have seen the treatment African leaders have been subjected to. Coming up with our own court will help us resolve some of these issues and mistreatment,” Bishop Joseph Ntombura said.

He was speaking at Wesley Methodist Church, Mombasa, yesterday during the ordination of Rev Michael Benjamin Simba of Mombasa diocese.

Ntombura said for the last several decades, Africans were made to believe they cannot solve their issues internally without support from Western nations.

He said time has come for Africa to be independent.

The bishop condemned Kabete MP George Muchai’s killing in Nairobi on Saturday and called for a full investigation.