Criminal law

Ssemugooma Vs Uganda (CRIMINAL APPLICATIONS No. 145 OF 2018) [2019] UGCA 27 (9 April 2019);


Search Summary: 

The applicant was convicted of abuse of office and corruption contrary to section 2(1) and 11 of the Anti Corruption Act and he was sentenced to five years imprisonment on each count. He appealed against the conviction and sentence and subsequently applied for bail pending appeal.

Headnote and Holding: 

The court considered whether or not to grant the applicant bail. The court held that the considerations for grant of bail pending appeal included, among other factors, whether the offence of which the applicant was convicted involved personal violence. The court was satisfied that the offences of abuse of office and corruption of which the applicant was convicted didn’t involve violence. The court accordingly concluded that the applicant couldn’t be said to be of risk if released on bail and granted him bail pending determination of his appeal.


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