Court name
HC: Criminal Division (Uganda)
Judgment date
28 April 2017

Otim v Uganda (HCT-09-CR-CM-2017/13) [2017] UGHCCRD 79 (28 April 2017);

Cite this case
[2017] UGHCCRD 79

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA

HOLDEN AT SOROTI

HCT-09-CR-CM-0013 OF 2017

OTIM FELIX::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::APPLICANT

VERSUS

UGANDA::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::RESPONDENT

 

BEFORE HIS LORDSHIP HON. MR. JUSTICE BATEMA N.D.A, JUDGE

Ruling

This is a bail application based on exceptional circumstances of grave illness. The applicant relied on medical notes and a letter from the Clinical Officer at Soroti Prison.

With due respect a Clinical Officer is so junior. I doubt whether this Clinical Officer at the prison is a specialist in the treatment of what he wrote in the letter. He should have referred the prisoner (patient) to the nearby Soroti Regional Referral Hospital with competent doctors. The worst would have been Mulago hospital or Murchison Bay prison hospital.

The bail application is dismissed for lack of merit.

 

Judge

28/4/2017