Court name
Court of Appeal of Uganda
Case number
Civil Appeal 36 of 2016
Judgment date
16 April 2019

Kabandize v Kampala Capital City Authority (Civil Appeal 36 of 2016) [2019] UGCA 109 (16 April 2019);

Cite this case
[2019] UGCA 109
Short summary:

Civil Procedure, Appeals and reviews, General Damages

Headnote and holding:

The court considered whether the general damages awarded to the appellants were inordinately low. The court held that the general rule regarding award of general damages was that the award was such a sum that would put the person who had been injured as adjudged by court in the same position as he/she would have been had he not sustained the wrong for which he/she was getting compensation. The court was satisfied that the respondent had denied the appellants their terminal benefits from 1998 to 2015 when the trial court delivered judgement and they would have invested or bettered their lives had they received money on time. a lot of difficulties as a result of the unemployment. The court accordingly enhanced the general damages to seven million per appellant.