TO FACE APPEAL: Andrew Kananura, alias, Desh, in the dock at Buganda Road Court. He is currently appearing before the High Court for murder.

The hearing of the murder case of a Panamera bar employee, Badru Kateregga, has finally taken off with the suspects defending themselves.

Yesterday, the High Court ruled that the suspects Andrew (Desh) Kananura, his brother Raymond Kananura and security guards Samuel Muzolewa, Cyrus Maganda and Jacob Onyango had a case to answer in regard Kateregga’s murder.

The case, in which the state has lined up 10 witnesses, was initially set to have started yesterday but State Attorney Lucy
Kabahuma sought an adjournment on grounds that two of her colleagues in charge of the matter were out of office.

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She said she was instructed by Senior State Attorney Jane Okuo Kajuga and Senior Principal State Attorney Alice Komuhangi to seek an adjournment, as they were atending a colleague’s funeral in Masaka.

Evidence by the 10 witnesses indicates that the accused persons, on September 30, 2012, allegedly beat Kateregga to death after they found him with sh30, 000 that was said to be a tip he was given by a customer.

Justice Joseph Murangira is hearing the case after the withdrawal of Justice Wilson Masalu Musene, who pulled out citing ‘public pressure’. Hearing of the case was adjourned this afternoon and resumes Monday.