Evidence Law

Duke Mabaya Gwaka V Uganda (Criminal Appeal No. 59 of 2015) [2019] UGSC 8 (21 December 2018);


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This was a second appeal arising from the
decision of the court of appeal where the
conviction of the appellant had been upheld on
the charge of murder. The background is that
the appellant had had a strained relationship
with the deceased. The deceased had given
money to the appellant that was misused. He
booked a hotel for the deceased where she was
found murdered. The trial court sentenced the
appellant to 45 years and the court of appeal
upheld the decision of the trial hence this
appeal on grounds of improper identification,
reliance on circumstantial evidence and

disregard of the alibi.


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