Drama ensued as city businessman Desh Kananura’s murder case hearing returned today with a Kampala High court judge meant to handle the case asking to step down due to what he termed as unbearable media interference.
Justice Wilson Masalu Museni revealed on Monday morning that he was inconvenienced by the fact that a top local newspaper had only just submitted that had personal interest in the case and instead referred case back to the Deputy Registrar High court for re-allocation. .
“I distance myself from allegations that I have conflict of interest in this matter because I have no choice in deciding on which specific cases I am to hear in a session. All the 80 cases in this session where fixed by the Deputy Registrar,” he said.
Kananura is charged with the murder of Badru Kateregga in October 2012. A prime suspect, together with three others, including his brother, Kananura is alleged to have tortured Kateregga to death over a Sh30, 000 tip he got from customers at his Panamera Bar in Naguru.