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Nyabind s/o Ojal alias Nyabondo v. Republic

(1987) JELR 94925 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Criminal Appeal 25 of 1987  •  17 Jun 1987  •  Kenya

Coram
John Mwangi Gachuhi, James Onyiego Nyarangi, Harold Grant Platt

Judgement

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF KENYA

AT KISUMU

(CORAM:NYARANGI, GACHUHI and PLATT JJA:

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO 25 OF 1987

NYABIND s/o OJAL..............................APPELLANT

v.

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

JUDGMENT

In this appeal Mr Nyamori for the appellant very properly has urged every possible point in favour of the appellant . However, Yuanita PW 3 and Rose PW 5 saw the appellant running away form the scene where the deceased collapsed after he was fatally injured. The two who knew the appellant well did corroborate the deceased’s dying declaration that the appellant hit him at the stomach with a stick because they saw the appellant running away with a stick and also saw a swelling on the stomach. The incident took place during broad daylight.

The judge considered all the evidence including the testimony of the provincial Psychiatrist. The surgeon who operated the deceased ought to have given evidence as to the injuries on the deceased. The failure to ca…

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