Court name
High Court of Uganda
Case number
Criminal Case-1995/143
Judgment date
27 September 1995

Uganda v Owino Moses (Criminal Case-1995/143) [1995] UGHC 24 (27 September 1995);

Cite this case
[1995] UGHC 24
Short summary:
Criminal law, Burden of Proof

 

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT JINJA
CRIMINAL SESSION CASE NO. 143/95
 

UGANDA ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::PROSECUTION
 

VERSUS

 

OWINO MOSES:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ACCUSED

BEFORE: THE HONOURABLE JUSTICE C.M. KATO

 


JUDGMENT

The accused person Moses Owino, whom I shall hereinafter refer to as the accused, is indicted for the murder of his wife Christine Naula c/s 183 of the Penal Code Act. He pleaded not guilty to the indictment.
The case for the prosecution was basically that on 2-9-93 the accused and his wife picked a quarrel which resulted in a fight between them. Neighbours who included Wafula PW2 and Ogutu PW4 separated them. Later on the accused reported to Ogutu that the woman had poisoned herself to death. On the other hand the accused denies ever having killed his wife. According to him he had a quarrel with his wife and slapped her once then went away to