Swali la law


JF-Expert Member
Aug 20, 2007
what matters is the authenticity of evidence and not the number of evidence. for example 4 witnesses may adduce evidence irrelevant to the issue and or less important compared to the witness given by one witness. (so the number of witnesses is irrelevant)


JF-Expert Member
Jun 3, 2011
Read section 27-30 of ev act 1967 r.e 2002
Mbona section hizi zinaongelea vitu vingine-confession

27. No confession made to a police officer shall be proved as against a person accused of an offence.
28. No confession made by any person whilst he is in the custody of a police officer, unless it b e made in the immediate p r e s e n c e of a nagistrate as defined in the Magistrates' Courts Act, 19o3 or a justice
Confessions while in police custody ma' Cap. 537 of the peace under that Act, shall be proved as against such person
Confession caused by inducement, thre at or promise
Confession made after removal of impression caused by inducement Relevance of information received from accused in
police custody Confession otherwise relevant not to become irrelevant
because of promise of secrecy, etc. Consideration of proved confession affecting person making it and others jointly under trial for same offence
29. No confession which is tendered in evidence shall be rejected on
the ground that a promise or threat has been held out to, the person
confessing unless the court is ofthe opinion that the inducement was
made in such circumstances and was of such a nature as was likely to
cause an untrue admission of guilt to: be made.
30. Where an inducement has been made to a person accused ofan
offence in such circumstances and of such a nature as are referred to in
section 29 and a confession is made after the impression caused by the
inducement h a s , in the opinion ofthe court, b e e n fully removed, the
confession is relevant and need not be rejected.
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