KARUMA
V.
THE QUEEN

(1954) JELR 80310 (PC)    
Privy Council  ·  Privy Council Appeal No. 35 of 1954 ·  8 Dec 1954 ·  United Kingdom
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Other Citations
(1955) 1 All E.R. 236
CORAM
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF ENGLAND (LORD GODDARD) LORD OAKSEY MR. L. M. D. DE SILVA
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admission of some piece of evidence
assize court
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chania bridge
close of the case
corrupt practices act
decisions of the supreme court of the united states
dictum of the supreme court of kenya
direct result of the search
eastern africa
emergency court of assize
emergency regulations of the said colony
english case
ether cases
evidence of the commission of an offence
federal courts
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illegal means
judgment of the court of appeal
judicial knowledge of the location
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police station
present case
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regulation 8a
remarkable action
report of that case
rounds of ammunition
special areas
strict rules of admissibility
united states
unlawful possession

LORD GODDARD (reading the  Judgment)

This is an appeal by leave from a judgment of the Court of Appeal for Eastern Africa dismissing an appeal from a conviction by an Emergency Court of Assize in Kenya whereby the appellant was convicted of being in unlawful possession of two rounds of ammunition contrary to Regulation 8A (l) of the Emergency Regulations of the said Colony and sentenced to death. The ground on which leave had been obtained was that the evidence proving that the appellant was in possession (he ammunition had been illegally obtained and should net have been admitted.

Before detailing the facts it will be convenient to recite Regulation 29 of the Emergency Regulations as it was this that formed the ground on which the objection was taken. Omitting words immaterial for the present case it is in these terms :

any Police Officer of or above the rank of Assistant Inspector with or without assistance and using force if necessary may stop and search any individual whether in a pu…

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