Court name
High Court of Uganda
Judgment date
19 March 1990

Bumukali v Uganda (Criminal Appeal-1989/185) [1990] UGHC 12 (19 March 1990);

Cite this case
[1990] UGHC 12
Short summary:

Criminal law

 

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT KAMPALA 
MISC. CR. APPL. NO. 185/1989

 BUMBAKALI :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::APPLICANT.
VERSUS

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

BEFORE:— The Honourable Mr. Ag. Justice J.WN. Tsekooko

R U L I N G

 

The accused is charged with the offence of Murder c/s 183 of penal Code. He first appeared in Court on the said charge on 2nd January, 1987 and has been on remand since then.
I gather from the learned State Attorney that Wandegeya Police Station has not submitted to the D.P.P. the police file for perusal and decision as to the fate of the charges against the accused. He therefore does not oppose release on bail.
The accused has been on remand for an aggregate period of 38Ya months. There is no prospect of his being committed to the High Court for trial soon, in the circumstances the accused qualifies for release on bail in terms of Section 14A of the T.I.D. 1971 as amended.
As the Sate Attorney does not oppose the application the accused is released on bail on the following conditions: —

(a) He shall deposit cash 50,000/= in Court.
(b) His two sureties are to be bound in the sum of 200,000/= not cash.
(c) Accused to report to Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court after every 30 days from the date he fulfills these conditions until his case is otherwise dealt with.
If he does not fulfill these conditions he is to go back on remand.
J .W.N. TSEKOOKO
AG. J U D G E
19/3/1990