Evidence Law

Karakire Vs Uganda (CRIMINAL APPEAL No. 504 OF 2015) [2019] UGCA 11 (12 March 2019);


Search Summary: 

The appellant magistrate was charged and
convicted soliciting and receiving gratification
and was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.
He appealed to the high court and his appeal
was dismissed hence this appeal on the

grounds that there was improper evaluation of
evidence and that the prosecution had not
proved their case beyond reasonable doubt.

Headnote and Holding: 

The court held that as the second appellate
court, it has power to appraise the inferences of
fact drawn by the trial court but shall not have
discretion to hear additional evidence. That the
failures by the appellant to cross examine the
defence witnesses damaged their case and that
the trial court and the first appellate court
properly evaluated the evidence on record and
reached a correct decision.


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