Criminal law

Kwegira Alias Musoga Vs Uganda (MISC. APPLICATION No. 135 OF 2018) [2019] UGCA 130 (9 April 2019);


Search Summary: 

The applicant was convicted of embezzlement contrary to section 286(1) of the Penal Code Act, sentenced to two years imprisonment and she appealed. She applied for bail pending appeal.

The court considered whether or not to grant the applicant bail.

Headnote and Holding: 

The court held that the purpose of bail pending appeal was to enable the applicant pursue her and the court had to be satisfied that the applicant would not abscond. The court was not satisfied that the applicant would be available to attend the hearing of her appeal since she had not proved that she had a fixed place of abode within the court’s jurisdiction as she did not attach a letter from her area local council to confirm that she was a resident there The court accordingly declined to grant he bail pending appeal.


Subscribe to RSS - Criminal law