Odongo Vs Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 122 of 2010) [2018] UGCA 110 (28 November 2018)

Criminal law
Case summary
The court held that as the first appellate court, they were obliged to re appraise the evidence and reach an independent conclusion. That an appellate court will not interfere with the decision of the trial court exercising its original jurisdiction unless it was reached on a wrong principle of law occasioning a miscarriage of justice. That the sentence of 45 years would be retributive to the society but not rehabilitative. That the fact that the offender is a first time offender and hi age should be considered for rehabilitative purposes. That the need for reformation is an important element in our justice system and the failure to consider the age of the appellant was an error.

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