Abdallah Kitatta with his co-accused in the dock at Makindye

The ‘patron’ for the boda-boda 2010 motorcyclists Abdallah Kitatta has for the second time been denied bail by the General Court Martial (GCM) sitting in Makindye.

Appearing before the seven-member panel chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Guti, prosecution led by Lt Ambrose Baguma and Sgt Raphael Mugisha opposed the release of the suspect, saying he might interfere with the ongoing investigations. The matter was then adjourned to May 7, 2018 a day when the GCM is expected to pronounce itself on Kitatta’s bail application.

Last month Kitatta’s lawyer Shaban Sanywa, applied for saying his client is the serving Chairman for National Resistance Movement (NRM) for Rubaga division and that he also needs special treatment due to his deteriorating health condition.

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Kitatta was arrested by a joint force of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and Internal Security Organization (ISO) and is currently facing five counts including failure to protect war material and being in unlawful possession of military stores contrary to the UPDF Act.

His co-accused include Sowali Ngobi, Amon Twinomujuni, Joel Kibirige, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssebata and Johnson Kayondo. Others are Hassan Ssengoba, Sunday Ssemwogerere, John Ssebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika and Ibrahim Sekajja.