Kajubi’s Appeal Hits Snag as Supreme Court Justices Retire

The Supreme Court has pushed to next year the hearing of an appeal filed by Masaka businessman Kato Kajubi, in which he challenges the life imprisonment which was handed to him by High Court and later maintained by the Court of Appeal.

This appeal had been fixed for hearing this week but as it came up today, three of the judges on the panel had already clocked the retirement age and left the judiciary.

Supreme Court judge Esther Kisakye informed both parties in the matter that Justice Jotham Tumwesigye, Eldad Mwangutsya and Augustine Nshimye have retired.

She therefore adjoined the appeal until February next year when the Supreme Court gets the quorum of judges to hear it.

The newly appointed judges of the Supreme Court are, Justice Mike Chibita, Percy Night Tuhaise and Ezekiel Muhanguzi.

In 2012, Justice Chibita the current DPP, while still at Masaka High court convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment Kato Kajjubi after finding him guilty of hiring Umar Kateregga, a witchdoctor and his wife Mariam Nabukeera to slaughter a 12-year-old Joseph Kasirye for ritual purposes.

Not contented with the decision of the High court, he petitioned Court if Appeal which upheld the decision of the lower court and thus rushed to Supreme court.

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