Sikuku Livingstone v Uganda [2001] UGSC 11 (22 November 2001)

Criminal law
Case summary
The court considered the first complaint on appeal that most of prosecution witnesses were relatives and neighbor to the deceased. The court held that no law prevented the above witnesses from testifying in court and that for such evidence to be disregarded it must be shown to be founded on bias, exaggeration and falsified accounts. The court observed that it was misdirection by the court not to consider the alibi after prosecution had placed the appellant at the scene of crime. The court observed that the court had a duty to re-evaluate evidence as a whole equally and justly. The court observed that the conviction of the appellant was proper as he had been properly placed and identified at the scene of crime at the material time. The appeal was thereby dismissed.

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