Criminal law

Rwabuhoro Vs Uganda (CRIMINAL APPLICATION No. 151 OF 2018) [2019] UGCA 27 (9 April 2019);


Search Summary: 

The applicant was convicted of corruption contrary to sections 11(1) of the Anti Corruption Act, sentenced to one year imprisonment and disqualified from holding any public office for ten years from the date of conviction. He appealed against the conviction and sentence and subsequently applied for bail pending appeal.

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

Headnote and Holding: 

The court held that proof of exceptional circumstances in an application for bail pending appeal wasn’t only a rule of practice but a requirement of law under section 15(3) of the Trial on Indictments Act. The court was satisfied that the applicant was of advanced age (60 years) and suffered from grave illness. The court accordingly concluded that the applicant had proved exceptional circumstances for grant of bail pending appeal and granted the applicant bail.


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