Naigaga v Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 12/94) [1994] UGHCCRD 5 (7 September 1994)

Criminal law
Case summary
Before arriving at its decision, the appellate court considered the facts that the appellant was a first offender who had pleaded guilty to the offence thus saving court’s time and expenses, the money involved was only Ug. Shs. 70,000 and she had appeared repentant. Court held that the sentence meted against the appellant was excessive and that had the magistrate addressed his mind to the mitigating factors, he would have imposed a lesser sentence.

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