Arop v Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 0640 of 2014) [2017] UGCA 85 (6 November 2017)

Criminal law
Case summary
Basing on a previous Supreme Court holding, 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.   That in this case the trial judge did not deduct the period which the accused spent on remand and the sentence was held to be illegal Court of Appeal reduced his sentence upon taking into consideration of mitigating factors.

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