1.The applicant approached this court vide an application filed on September 19, 2022 seeking orders for resentencing in consideration of time spent as per the provisions of section 333(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code.
2.The petitioner was charged and convicted of the offence of robbery with violence in Eldoret Chief Magistrates’ Criminal Case No 1250 of 2015 delivered on October 8, 2019. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and appealed against his conviction and sentence vide High Court Criminal Appeal No 158 of 2019 wherein his sentence was reduced to 20 years’ imprisonment to run from the date of conviction.
3.The petitioner contends that he was in remand for 4 years and 5 months and the same was not computed in his sentence.
Analysis & Determination
4.Section 333(2) of the Criminal Procedure code provides as follows;
5.When the matter came up for appeal before this court, his sentence was to run frim the date of conviction. From the record of the court, the accused was granted a surety and was not in custody during the pendency of part of the hearing. He was then apprehended for another offence and placed in remand which was brought to the attention of the court on January 11, 2019. He intimated to the court that he had been arrested on August 24, 2018 and was in custody from that date.
6.In the premises, I hereby allow the petition to the extent that the sentence of the petitioner of 20 years’ imprisonment shall be calculated to run from August 24, 2018.It is so ordered.