By Sania Babirye
Jailed Masaka Businessman Godfrey Kato Kajubi’s hope of possibly being acquitted of murdering a 12 year old boy Joseph Kasirye in a ritual sacrifice in 2008 has for the second time been a shuttered after his last final appeal at the supreme flopped today.
The appeal had come up again for determination, howe the supreme court despite being ready this time, hearing could not go on after Kajubi’s lawyer Shaban Sanya was no where to be seen.
This forced the five justices of the supreme court led by justice Ester Kisakye to adjourn the appeal to the next convenient session after another lawyer Anthony Wameeli asked for an adjournment so that he can take over the matter.
Now Kajubi has further been remanded to Luzira prison until when court will hold another criminal session.
In July last year, hearing of the appeal flopped due to lack of quorum.
On the 28th of June 2008, the supreme court fixed Kajubi’s final appeal against his conviction and life imprisonment since he appealed in August 2014.
On the 14th of August 2014, Kajubi through his lawyer Wameli Anthony, challenged the June 2014 ruling by three justices of the court of appeal including justice Remmy Kasule, Faith Mwhodha and Eldard Mwangushya that confirmed both his conviction and life imprisonment .
In 2012, justice Mike Chibita found Kajubi guilty of the said murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
However, still being dissatisfied with the sentence, Kajubi appealed to the Court of Appeal saying justice chibita failed to address his mind on the evidence of his 2 accomplices Muhammad Kateregga and Mariam Nabukeera which was the basis for his conviction.
Kajubi claimed that his accomplices turned state witlessness’s evidence which pinned him over the charge was false.