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Munyangongo v Uganda (Crim. Appeal No. 135 Of 2009) [2011] UGCA 11 (1 March 2011);

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The appellant appealed against the judgment and orders of the high court whereby he was convicted of a minor and cognate of simple robbery and sentenced to ten years imprisonment and ordered to pay compensation to victims.

Headnote and Holding: 

 The court held that it is a judicial discretion to allow amendment had to be exercised without causing prejudice to the appellant.. The court held that the sentencing powers are discretionary in nature and an appellate court could only interfere where the trial judge acted on a wrong principle or overlooked facts. The court having been satisfied that the passing of the sentence, the law was not considered, the court found it possible to interfere with the sentence.

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