Omaka Vs Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 63 of 2010) [2018] UGCA 112 (28 November 2018)

Criminal law
Case summary
The court held that as an appellate court, it is required to re appraise the evidence and reach an independent conclusion. That the appellate court can only set aside the decision of the trial court if it was reached on a wrong principle of the law and occasioning a miscarriage of justice. That the judge didn’t take in consideration the manner in which the murder was committed given that it was done in the heat of the moment. That the sentence was harsh and set aside.

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