Oyita Vs Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 307 of 2010) [2018] UGCA 114 (28 November 2018)

Criminal law
Case summary
The court held that as the first appellate court, it has a duty to re appraise the evidence and reach an independent conclusion. That an appellate court cannot set aside the order of the trial court in exercise of the discretion unless it was reached on a wrong principle of law and consequently occasioning a miscarriage of justice. That the sentence of death offers retributive justice and not rehabilitative. That the time spent on remand and that he pleaded guilty and was young with a chance of reform should have been considered in sentencing.

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