1.The applicant, David Chacha Kichago, has filed a chamber summons application herein on February 17, 2022. The same is for revision under section 333(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code. it seeks that the period that the applicant spent in remand custody be accounted for in the sentence. The respondent has opposed this application on grounds that the trial court considered such period spent in custody and noted same in the sentencing proceedings. Also that despite the fact that the offence carries a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, the applicant was only sentenced to serve 5 years imprisonment.
2.I have considered this application and the submissions made to it by the 2 sides. Section 333(2) provides that in sentencing, the period that an accused person has spent in remand custody be accounted for.
3.The applicant faced a charge of defilement contrary to section 8(1) as read with section 8(2) of the Sexual Offences Act. He also faced and was convicted of the alternative charge of indecent at with a child contrary to section 11(1) of the Act. The Act prescribes for a sentence of 10 years imprisonment.
4.I have considered the record of the sentence proceedings before the trial court on September 2, 2021. it is clear that he had been in custody since 2019, a period he urged to be considered. The court then noted;
5.Clearly, the court in sentencing the applicant, accounted for the period he had spent in remand custody. This application filed herein on February 7, 2022, and based on section 333(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code, therefore lacks merit. I dismiss the same wholly.It is so ordered.