Kitata escorted by military Police at court martial

Makindye Court Martial: The Patron for Boda-Boda 2010 Abdallah Kitatta has today sobbed and shed tears as prosecution availed the alleged fire arms and ammunition that were found with him at the time of his arrest.

Kitatta was in January 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.

Appearing before Makindye general court martial (GCM) for hearing of his bail application, prosecution led by Lt Ambrose Baguma and Maj. Raphael Mugisha introduced a CMI operative Private Richard Kasaijja to court as the first key witness in the Kitatta case.

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Private Kasaijja told Army court that, Abdallah Kitatta was on Jan 20, 2018 arrested from the toilet of Vine Hotel in Wakaliga in Lubaga division as security agencies looked for him over his illicit acts over humanity.

Before nine members court chaired by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti, the witness said the suspect was found with two pistols, 20 to 30 ammunitions, one SMG riffle military fatigue that are alleged to have been recovered during his arrest, “The pistol was already cocked ready to shoot,” he added.

He revealed that some of the accused had a link with gruesome murder of case clinic accountant Francis Ekalungar who was later burnt beyond recognition.

Last month through his layer Shaban Sanywa, he applied for bail on grounds of deteriorating health condition however like in the previous hearings his application has been turned down on grounds that he is charged with a grave offence, which attract a severe penalty of life imprisonment.

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