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Patrick Kamau Chege v. Republic

(2005) JELR 103229 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Criminal Appeal 90 of 2002  •  21 Feb 2005  •  Kenya

Coram
Philip Kiptoo Tunoi, Erastus Mwaniki Githinji, William Shirley Deverell

Judgement

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

AT NAKURU

(CORAM: TUNOI, GITHINJI , JJ.A. and DEVERELL, AG. J.A.)

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 90 OF 2002


BETWEEN


PATRICK KAMAU CHEGE.................................................APPELLANT

AND

REPUBLIC.....................................................................RESPONDENT


(Appeal from a judgment of the High Court of Kenya at

Nakuru (Mr. Justice Visram) dated 17 th April 2002)


in

H.C.CR.APP. NO. 489 of 2001.

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JUDGMENT OF COURT

The appellant PATRICK CHEGE KAMAU was after trial convicted of being in possession of imitation of a firearm contrary to section 34(1) of the Firearms Act, Cap 114 Laws of Kenya and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. His first appeal to the High Court of Kenya at NAKURU was summarily dismissed on 17th April, 2002.

The appellant had lodged not less than four grounds of appeal in his Petition of Appeal before the superior court and he now complains that the summary dismissal by that Court was wrong. The lea…

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