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

The hearing of bail application for embattled patron for Boda-Boda 2010 Abdullah Kitatta has flopped after prosecution asked for more time to go through his submission and file their reply.

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 materials and being in unlawful possession of military stores contrary to the UPDF Act.
He is currently facing five counts including failure to protect war material and being in unlawful possession of military stores contrary to the UPDF Act.

Last week through his lawyer Siena Owomugisha, Kitatta filed the second bail application after court dismissed the first one. Kitatta contends that his health condition deteriorating in the Makindye military barracks where he is detained yet they cannot offer him the specialized treatment.

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He argues that bail is his constitutional right and he has a place of abode in areas near the jurisdiction of the Court Martial.
Appearing before Court chairman Lt. Gen. Andrew Guti, prosecution led by Lt. Ambrose Baguma and Maj. Raphael Mugisha asked for more time to file their reply and look into the petition. Court was then adjourned to September, 24, 2018.

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.