Tibesigwa Vs Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 089 of 2013) [2018] UGCA 87 (2 October 2018)

Criminal law
Case summary
The court noted that as a first appellate court, their duty is to re appraise the evidence and reach an independent decision. Further that the appellate court can interfere with the decision of the trial court in exercise of its discretion if it was reached on a wrong principle of law and lead to miscarriage of justice. That the sentence that didn’t consider the time spent on remand was illegal. That the mitigation factors like the age of the appellant given the capacity to reform, the sentence would be reconsidered.

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