Kajubi Appeal hits snag as DPP is accused of delaying Justice

Posted: 2019-11-28T14:14:41Z
Kajubi Appeal hits snag as DPP is accused of delaying Justice

The Directorate of Public Prosecution has been faulted for having delayed Justice in the case in which Masaka Businessman Godfrey Kato Kajubi is challenging his sentence of life imprisonment. 

Kajubi was handed a life sentence in 2012 by the then Masaka High Court Judge Mike Chibita after he was found guilty for murdering a 12-year-old pupil, Joseph Kasirye of Kayugi Primary School on October 28th, 2008.

Today, Justice Dr Esther Mayambala Kisakye said she was dissatisfied with the way the Office of DPP conducts its duties, after the Assistant Director of Public Prosecution, David Ndamurana Ateenyi said that he was not ready to proceed with the prosecution of the appeal.

The prosecutor told Court that he had not looked at the details pertaining Kajubi's appeal because he had allocated the file to his colleague, Simon Peter Semalemba who is in charge of Mbale Regional Office. 

But this didn't go down well with Justice Kisakye who accused him of delaying Justice in the appeal which was lodged before Supreme Court in 2014. 

Kajubi challenged the conviction and life sentence in the Court of Appeal, a decision which was upheld. He faulted Justice Chibita for his failure to consider the charge and caution statement made at police by Kateregga when he reportedly admitted having slaughtered the boy.

He has been sent back to prison until December, 17th, 2019 when the court will start hearing his appeal.