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Title:The award of blood money in East African manslaughter cases
Author:Morris, H.F.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Geographic term:East Africa
Abstract:In a recent case the East African Court of Appeal held (with one judge dissenting) that, provided certain conditions were satisfied, compensation in the form of blood money might be awarded under section 176 of the Tanganyika Criminal Procedure Code. The relevant subsection of the Criminal Procedure Code of Uganda is similarly worded as the Tanganyikan section 176. The question of the circumstances, if any, under which blood money might be awarded in manslaughter cases has a long history in East Africa, perplexing both judges and administrators in the early decades of the 20th century. So the author gives a historical note on this subject. The article is followed by the above-mentioned case. Notes.