Okiring v Uganda (High Court Criminal Appeal No.6 of 1995) [1996] UGHCCRD 5 (9 January 1996)

Criminal law
Case summary
Court held that sentencing court ought to be careful in imposing a punishment which reflects the justice of the case so that the deterrent sentence should only be given to deserving cases.it is proper to give an accused person a lesser sentence if he shows some genuine remorse, amongst other things by pleading guilty although it is trite to saw that an accused who pleads not guilty should be prejudiced.

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