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Republic v. Zakaria Shilisia Agweyu

(1980) JELR 94274 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Criminal Appeal 64 of 1979  •  23 Jan 1980  •  Kenya

Coram
Cecil Henry Ethelwood Miller, Sir James Wicks, Kenneth D Potter

Judgement

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL FOR EAST AFRICA

AT NATROBI

(Coram: Sir James Wicks CJ, Miller and Potter JJ A)

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO 64 OF 1979

BETWEEN

REPUBLIC.................................................APPELLANT

AND

ZAKARIA SHILISIA AGWEYU.................RESPONDENT

(Appeal against the decision of Cotran J in High Court Criminal Appeal No 647 of 1979 on 12th October 1979)

JUDGMENTOF THE COURT

The respondent was convicted by the Senior Resident Magistrate, Kisumu, on a charge of corruption, contrary to section 3(1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. His appeal to the High Court was allowed, the conviction being quashed and the sentence set aside. The Republic appeals to this Court, asking that the decision of the High Court be set aside and that of the Senior Resident Magistrate be restored.

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