Court of Appeal set to handle 40 High risk criminal cases in a rare session

High Court Building in Kampala; File Photo

The Court of Appeal is set to handle 40 criminal appeals in a scientific session that will be held at Mbarara High Court starting Tuesday June 23rd.

The appellants are on capital offenses including murder, aggrevated defilement and rape.

Two of the murder appellants are seeking to overturn life sentences earlier imposed on them by the High Court.

According to the Court’s Ag. Registrar Ayebare Tumwebaze, Justices Elizabeth Musoke, Stephen Musota and Remmy Kasule, are set to commence the session in Mbarara via zoom meeting technology.

He said, the justices and counsel will be physically present at Mbarara High Court, but their clients will participate via zoom technology.

According to the cause list for the session, 26 of the 40 cases are murder appeals, 8 aggravated defilement, 3 aggravated robbery, 3 rape.

Some of the appellants and their sentences.

Gumisiriza Enock -Murder (Life sentence), Amutuhire Allan -murder (Life sentence) Tukahabwe Edison (50 years) Namanya Ezra 50 years, Aramanzan Hassan and Nitonzima Richard -murder (50 years) Niwamanya James -murder (45 years) Sentongo Latibu -Agg. defilement (48 years) Ayebazibwe Innocent -murder (45 years) Mugooha Mathew -murder (43 yersa) Mbabazi Aggrey -Murder (35 years) Mfitumukiza Godfrey -murder (33 years) Mucenga Christopher -murder (33 years) Baruku Asuman 30 years, Mwerinde Lauben -murder (35 years), and others.



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