During the trial the appellant denied the offence and stated that he was framed up by the victim’s father who had a grudge
against him. The learned trial judge rejected the appellant’s defence, believed the prosecution case and convicted him. He
sentenced him to 14 years imprisonment. Dissatisfied with the sentence he has appealed to this court.
Ms Matovu, learned counsel for the appellant, has prayed court to reduce the sentence from 14 years imprisonment to 8 years. Mr. Kamuli, learned Senior State Attorney, supported the sentence as being appropriate.
We have considered the submissions by both counsel and read the record. We are of the considered view that the sentence passed by
the learned trial judge was neither illegal nor excessive. We see no reason for reducing the same. The learned trial judge considered all what was said in mitigation
for the appellant and passed the sentence, which was appropriate in the circumstances.
The appeal is devoid of merit. It is accordingly dismissed.
Dated at Kampala this 29th day of January 2007.