Delict and Tort Law

Karaka Vs Tiromwe (Civil Appeal No. 5 of 1975) [1979] UGHCCD 2 (10 November 1976);


Search Summary: 

In this case, an appeal was filed against the decision of the trail magistrate on grounds that the court erred in law to hear the case after rejecting the appellant’s application for rejecting the plaint which did not disclose any cause of action.

The appellant further contended that the words did not have a defamatory meaning.


Headnote and Holding: 

The court held that the words uttered did not aver falsity or malice. Further it was found that the respondent failed to prove the defamatory meaning of the words.


The court therefore, found that the case did not disclose any cause of action.


The appeal was accordingly allowed with costs.


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