By Watchdog reporter
City businessman Andrew Desh Kananura has been acquitted of murder charges.
In his ruling, High Court Judge Justice Joseph Murangira said that prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Kananura participated in the said murder.
Prosecution had contended that on September 30, 2012 Desh and his co-accused, while at Panamera Bar in Naguru, killed Badru Kateregga, a bar attendant, over Shs30,000 the deceased had received as a tip from a customer.
However during the hearing, the judge ruled that prosecution failed to place Kananura, his brother and the other co-accused at the murder scene.
It also emerged that Kananura was only called in after Katerega had been battered before making attempts to rush the deceased to Norvik hospital.
Last week, two court assessors Mr Robert Kabureta and Ms Rehema Babirye, in their joint lay man’s opinion, advised court to find Kananura not guilty of murdering his employee on grounds that the prosecution had failed to prove its case against him.
The assessors also advised court to acquit the accused on grounds that most of the prosecution witnesses, who testified against them, were basing their testimony on mere hearsay