The chairman of General Court Martial, Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti, has set May 13, 2019, as the date he will deliver his ruling in the case against embattled chairman of boda-Boda 2010 Abdallah Kitatta.
Court fixed the date after prosecution led, Maj. Rafael Mugisha finalized with the cross examination of 15 witnesses against Kitatta and other suspects.
The witnesses included; Sargent Allan Matsiko, one of Kitatta’s bodyguards, Private Kenneth Okello who was reportedly in charge of the Armory where the said guns were obtained and the Manager of Vine Hotel where Kitatta was allegedly nabbed from.
According to Col.Richard Tukacungura, their role is to make a summation of all evidences to the court before delivering it verdict. He also implored Court to consider Firearms and Ammunition Act before convicting and sentencing Kitatta and his group.
He said Court is expected to establish whether Sowali Ngobi, one of the suspects who was a police officer had orders allowing him to move with the SMG riffle and two pistols which were allegedly found with him.
Kitatta and his co accused were in January 2017, 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. The others are Hassan Ssengoba, Sunday Ssemwogerere, John Ssebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika and Ibrahim Sekajja.