Kitata escorted by military Police at court martial

The patron for Boda-Boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitatta and his bodyguard Ngobi Sowali have been found guilty of two counts of unlawful possession of firearms contrary to the firearms act and have been convicted

Appearing before general Court martial, chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Guti, Kitatta and his body guard Sowali Ngobi were found guilty and their co- accused were acquitted of all charges that were leveled against them.

“Court finds Amon Twinomujuni, Joel Kibirige, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssebata and Johnson Kayondo, Hassan Ssengoba, John Ssebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika and Ibrahim Sekajja innocent of all charges,” said Gen Guti.

According to court chairmen, their conviction is based on information obtained from 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.

The two are scheduled to be sentenced later in the day.

The 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.