Rwabuhoro Vs Uganda (Criminal Application No. 151 of 2018) [2019] UGCA 27 (9 April 2019)

Criminal law
Case summary
The court held that proof of exceptional circumstances in an application for bail pending appeal wasn’t only a rule of practice but a requirement of law under section 15(3) of the Trial on Indictments Act. The court was satisfied that the applicant was of advanced age (60 years) and suffered from grave illness. The court accordingly concluded that the applicant had proved exceptional circumstances for grant of bail pending appeal and granted the applicant bail.

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