CHARGED IN COURT MARTIAL: Abdallah Kitatta

Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) officers have this morning blocked journalists from accessing the Military Court (Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC) where the former patron for Boda Boda 2010 Abdalla Kitatta and his co-accused returned for mention of charges against him.

According to the army officers, the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Unit Disciplinary Court (UDC) at Mbuya Army Barracks where the 13 suspects were being read the charges, is not an ‘open court’.

Mr. Kitatta and his co accused were last month charged with five counts including failure to protect war materials contrary to Section 122(1) and (2) and (I) of the UPDD Act, 2005, unlawful possession of military stores contrary to Sec 161 of the UPDF Act and remanded to Kigo prison as the investigations carry on.

The suspects were arrested by the joint force of the UPDF/CMI, Police and Internal Security Organization (ISO) for terrorizing the city.

The accused are Abdalla Kitatta, Sowali Ngobi, Amon Twinomujuni, Joel Kibirige, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssebata and Johnson Kayondo. Others are Hassan Ssengoba, Sunday Ssemogerere, John Ssebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika and Ibrahim Sekajja.

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