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Court of Appeal Set to Rule On Kazinda’s Petition

Court of Appeal judges handling the case in which former OPM Principal Accountant Godfrey Kazinda is challenging the five year jail sentence which was handed to him by Anti-corruption court over corruption, have put the judgement of this case on notice.

This implies that the judgement is ready but the date for its delivery will be determined at a future date.

Hearing of the matter had been scheduled for today but one of the judges on the panel happened to be away on official duties.

Kazinda today submitted before the court, the grounds for which she should be freed.

The court’s deputy registrar Tumwebaze Asiimwe, in his communication to Kazinda (who represents himself) and lawyers from the office of the DPP, ordered the latter to reply to the submissions before 24th October and Kazinda to file a rejoinder in case he has any, before 26th October 2018.

In 2013 Geoffrey Kazinda was convicted by Anti-corruption court of forgery and abuse office and was sentenced to 5 years in jail which he is about to complete.

He however appealed the sentence on grounds that the trial judge David Wangutusi erred in law and fact when he failed to properly evaluate the evidence brought before him and ended up convicting him on uncorroborated evidence

 

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