Chothembo v Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 0316 of 2014) [2017] UGCA 87 (7 November 2017)

Criminal law
Case summary
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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