Okuja Vs Uganda (Criminal Appeal No.144 of 2014) [2017] UGCA 90 (7 November 2017)

Criminal law
Case summary
From the record of the proceedings, court was satisfied that the appellant understood the language which was used at trial. However the omission to record the language used was held not to have occasioned a miscarriage of justice. Therefore the conviction was upheld.   It was also held that failure to deduct the remand period from the sentence rendered the sentence illegal. Accordingly court reduced the sentence taking into consideration the mitigating factors.

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