Bongomin v Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 0577 of 2015) [2017] UGCA 82 (7 November 2017)

Criminal law
Case summary
The Court of Appeal upheld the conviction of murder holding that the trial judge was justified when he rejected the appellant’s defence, as it was full of falsehoods, contradictions and inconsistencies hence that the prosecution had proved the case against the appellant beyond reasonable doubt. 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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