Ssemaganda Benard v Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 0143 of 2012) [2018] UGCA 43 (30 July 2018)

Criminal law|Evaluation of Evidence
Case summary
On the conviction court agrees with the trial courts evaluation considering the conditions that favoured a good identification but also the fact that the appellant was well known to the complaint. On sentencing the appellant faults the trial judge for not considering the mitigating factors and the custodial sentence of rape. Court held that the sentence of 30 years was excessive and taking into consideration that the appellant had served some years, reduced the sentence to 14 years and nine months.

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