Court name
Court of Appeal of Uganda
Judgment date
4 April 2019

Odoo v Omara (Civil Appeal-2012/4) [2019] UGCA 22 (04 April 2019);

Cite this case
[2019] UGCA 22
Short summary:

Civil Procedure, Appeals and reviews, Jurisdiction

Headnote and holding:

The court held that as the third appellate court,
it I required to deal with matters of law alone.

That this being a third, it could only be
commenced with a certificate from the high
court which was not complied with. Since
jurisdiction is a creature of statute, the court of
appeal didn’t have the jurisdiction to hear the
appeal and the preliminary objection succeeds
and the appeal was dismissed.