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Kitata trial kicks off before the General Court Martial

BodaBoda 2010 leader, Abdallah Kitata arrive at General Court Martial amidst tight security (COURTESY PHOTO)

MAKINDYE: The trial of Boda Boda 2010 leader Abdallah Kitata has this Monday morning May 21 kicked off at the General Court Martial in Makindye with the first witness taking the stand.

The first witness, Richard Kasaija, an operative with CMI private took the stand recounting events of January 19, 2018 following the instructions of Capt James Agaba, the police Director of operations in counter-terrorism to go to Busega round -about and arrest suspects in the murder of a one Francis Erunga, an accountant with Case Clinic.

Boda boda 2010 patron Abudallah Kitata was remanded to Luzira prison by the General Court Martial Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti (COURTESY PHOTO)

Kitata has been on remand at Makindye Police Millitary Barracks since February on charges of unlawful possession of fire arms and military gear.

Also read: EXCLUSIVE: Court sends Kitata back on remand after biological father fails to state his age 

Lt Gen Andrew Gutti is the Chairman of the General Court Martial – UPDF. He will chair today’s proceeding as witnesses take the stand in the Kitata case (FILE PHOTO)

Kitata applied to be temporarily released from prison where he has been booked since February on grounds that he has a health condition which cannot be adequately treated while he is on remand at Makindye police Millitary barracks.

Kitata faces five counts for unlawful possession of an SMG gun, 3 pistols and 50 rounds of live ammunition; items prosecution consider a monopoly of the UPDF.

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