Anywar & Anor v Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 166 of 2009) [2017] UGCA 80 (6 November 2017)

Criminal law
Case summary
The Court of Appeal upheld the conviction of murder holding that the circumstantial evidence pointed to the fact that the appellants had participated in the offence for its them who were last seen with the deceased tied in a helpless state and accordingly led the people to the body of the deceased. However Court held that trial courts are required to deduct from the sentence they were to impose upon a convict after taking into account of aggravating and mitigating factors, the period the convict has spent in pre-trial custody. Failure to do so rendered the sentence illegal.

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