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Kitata asks military court to release him over medical condition

Kitata flashes the thumbs up symbol as he entered Makindye military court last week.

Boda-Boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitata has asked the General Court Martial at Makindye. to grant him bail on grounds that Makindye Military Police Barracks, where he is currently held on charges of unlawful possession  of fire arms and Millitary equipment, does not have good enough facilities to cater for a ‘terrible’ health problem from which he suffers .

Kitata  through his lawyer Shaban Sanywa on Tuesday informed the 7-member  court headed by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti that he still has responsibility as the NRM chairman for Lubaga Division and is a sole bread winner of his family, which two responsibilities  he cannot ably dispense while in custody.

He presented  five sureties, including his father Hajji Muhammad Nabugoba, a resident of Kasenene in Mukono District ,  his uncles Suleiman Ssebunya and Steven Ntanzi among others.

The trial of Kitata together  with  12  other people  is set to begin on April 23 before the  Army court, where  the accused will answer to six counts including unlawful possession of firearms, live ammunitions, millitary head gears and uniforms.

Kitata  separately   faces  five counts of being in unlawful possession of an SMG gun, 3 pistols  and 50 rounds of live ammunitions that  prosecution states were  found on him on January 18, 2018 at Vine Hotel in Wakaliga.

Court could not today  determine Kitata’s bail application because the Army prosecutor Maj. Rapheal Mugisha was not ready to respond to it.

This prompted court  to direct that the the bail application be determined on the April  23 2018, the same date when the trial will start.

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