IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAWI
PRINCIPAL REGISTRY
CRIM INAL DIVISION
CRIM INAL APPEAL NO. 28 OF 2017

BETWEEN:

CHARLES KATAN D IKA..........................................................APPELLANT
AND
THE REPUBLIC........................................................................ RESPONDENT

CO RAM : HON. Ju stice M L Kam w am be
C h is a n g a of co u n sel for the State
K a ze m b e of co u n sel for the A p p e lla n t
N g o m a O fficial Interpreter
JUDGMENT
K a m w am b e J
The A p p lic a n t w as c o n v ic te d by the First G r a d e M agistrate
C ourt of the o ffe n c e of defilem ent co n trary to sectio n 138 (1) of the
Penal C o d e . It w as a lle g e d that the A p p lic a n t h a d c a rn a l
kn o w le d g e of a girl, EU, on 21 st Ju n e , 2017 at K au d zu villa g e in the
district of M a c h in g a . He w as se n te n c e d to 14 years im prisonm ent.

Being dissatisfied with both co n victio n a n d se n te n ce , the
A p p e lla n t a p p e a le d a g a in st both co n victio n a n d se n te n c e on the
follow ing grounds:
1. That the low er court d isre g a rd e d expert e v id e n c e from a
m e d ic a l professional w ho e m p h a tica lly said that the a lle g e d
victim h a d not b e e n defiled.
CRIMINAL DIVISION

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