Election of Bishop Kumi Diocese Postponed

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Rev. Canon William Ongeng, Provisional Secretary Church of Uganda explained that Rev. Omoding was dropped by the House of Bishops for reasons he declined to reveal.

The election of the new Bishop for Kumi Diocese has been postponed.   


The two names that were sent to the House of Bishops were Rev. Simon Omoding, the Lecturer Uganda Christian University, Mbale Campus and Rev. Simon Ongangu, Kumi diocesan Treasurer.
 

Rev. Canon William Ongeng, Provisional Secretary Church of Uganda explained that Rev. Omoding was dropped by the House of Bishops for reasons he declined to reveal.

According to Ongeng, Kumi Diocese will send another name to replace Omoding. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas Irigei, the first Bishop of Kumi Diocese will retire in December.    

Kumi Diocese Comprises of three districts namely Kumi, Ngora and Bukedea.  It was carved out from Soroti Diocese in 2001.


On Wednesday, the House of Bishops elected Dr Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu as the Archbishop Church of Uganda.


Julius Ceaser Nina was also elected the 2nd Bishop of West Lango Diocese.



 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.