Waiswa & Ors v Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 6,7,8,9/95) [1995] UGHCCRD 5 (31 March 1995)

Criminal law
Case summary
On the issue of inconsistencies in the evidence, court held if there were any contradictions they were minor that did not go to the root of the case and the ground cannot be maintained. On having proved the offence basing on the testimony of a clinical the finding of the trial magistrate were in order to be based on the opinion of that witness and this ground could not stand. On the issue of the sentence, court held that the trial magistrate took into consideration mitigating factors and also stated that it was i]not illegal to opt for a custodial sentence over a fine and therefore her sentencing was not harsh and found no merit on this ground.

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