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Verdict in Kananura murder case set for April 25

By Farooq Kasule

Added 19th April 2017 08:40 AM

Court assessors advised Judge Joseph Murangira to acquit the accused on grounds that prosecution evidence is riddled with contradictions

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Court assessors advised Judge Joseph Murangira to acquit the accused on grounds that prosecution evidence is riddled with contradictions

Siblings Raymond Kananura (L) and Andrew Kananura in the dock during a court session at Buganda Road High Court in January January. Photo by Danielle Nalukenge

The High Court in Kampala is slated to deliver its verdict in the case where city businessman Andrew Kananura alias Desh and four others are accused of killing Badru Kateregga on April 25th.

This comes after court assessors gave their opinion on Tuesday, advising court to acquit Kananura alongside his brother Raymond Kananura, Cyrus Maganda and Samuel Muzolewo.

The assessors advised court presided over by Judge Joseph Murangira to acquit the accused on grounds that prosecution evidence is riddled with contradictions.

The accused were represented by Godfrey Nagumya and Alex Tumuhimbise.

However, the assessors found that Jacob Onyanyo participated in the murder of Kateregga and asked court to convict him of the offence.

Prosecution led by Jane Kajuga Okuo, alleges that the accused on September 30, 2012, tortured Kateregga to death after they found him with tips worth sh30,000, which exceeded the amount permitted to be held by any worker at Panamera Bar.

Kateregga was a bar attendant at Panamera Bar and Lounge, located in the city suburb of Naguru.

Court documents indicate that 10 witnesses testified in the case. They included an ex-employee of Panamera bar and Lounge Emmanuel Taika, Mulago Senior Pathologist Dr. Sylvester Ozivua and police officers Edgar Akankwasa and Steven Kalyegira.

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