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Oyoko v. Republic

(1982) JELR 93851 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Criminal Appeal 8 of 1981  •  6 Dec 1982  •  Kenya

Coram
Eric John Ewen Law, Alan Robin Winston Hancox, Kenneth D Potter

Judgement

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

AT KISUMU

(CORAM:LAW, POTTER JJA and HANCOX AG JA)

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO 8 OF 1981

OYOKO...............................................APPELLANT

VERSUS

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

JUDGMENT

There are no merits in this second appeal. A cheque book was stolen in the course of a burglary on December 4, 1976. Soon afterwards a man started using the stolen cheques to obtain goods from traders. That man was identified in court by two witnesses and his signature on some of the cheques has been certified to be in his handwriting in the opinion of a Government Document Examiner.

The appellant was convicted of burglary and stealing and of seventeen counts of forgery, uttering false documents, obtaining goods by false pretences and other cognate offences, by a Resident Magistrate at Kisumu, Mr Omolo. He was acquitted on four counts. His appeal to the High Court was summarily rejected.

We have found Mr Omolo’s judgment to be a well-reasoned and convin…

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