Natural Justice

Senkeeto Vs Uganda (CRIMINAL APPLICATION No. 146 OF 2018) [2019] UGCA 26 (9 April 2019);


Search Summary: 

The applicant was convicted of theft of government money, obtaining money by false pretences, uttering false documents and conspiracy to defraud and he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment. He appealed 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 the possibility of success of the applicant’s appeal was paramount and court could not grant bail pending appeal where the appeal was frivolous. The court was satisfied that the applicant’s appeal was not frivolous as it raised issues with reasonable possibility of success upon consideration by the court. The court accordingly granted the applicant bail pending determination of his appeal.


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