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Kitatta presents State House official as surety for his second bail application

Jailed Boda Boda 2010 patron, Abdullah Kitatta has on Monday re-applied for bail as his first attempt was denied due to weak sureties. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA– Shortly after the release of the former Inspector of Police Kale Kayihura on bail by the General Court Martial (GCM), the former Boda Boda 2010 patron Abdullah Kitatta has also decided to make a second attempt to apply for bail before the same court.

Kitatta, who is facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms, bullets and military uniforms pleaded to the GCM to release him on bail in order to seek specialized medical treatment which he says he cannot access while in Military detention at Makindye.

The suspect who was arrested on January 20, 2018 from Vine Hotel at Wakaliga says his health is in jeopardy because doctors at Luzira prison where he was first remanded advised him to investigate and urgently carry out special medical tests for a grave -illness, something he says he has not yet done for the last 9 months.

Through his lawyer Siena Owomugisha, Kitatta has listed several other grounds for bail including; bail being his constitutional right, having fixed places of abode at both Nakasajja in Mukono and Nkokonjeru in Nsanji and the fact that his family of 3 wives and 13 children is psychologically and financially constrained because of his continued incarceration.

Kitatta whose first application was rejected by court in June for presenting low ordinary sureties and for  fear that he would interfere with state witnesses and the then on -going investigations, has a fresh applied for bail for he has since secured  high-class sureties and the Investigations into the matter are complete .

He has now presented his friend Suleiman Walusimbi a public relations officer from State House, the Rubaga Division NRM General Secretary Muhammad Kibirige and his area LC1 chairperson Abdul Matovu as his sureties.

However, prosecution Maj. Rapheal Mugisha says he needs a 2 weeks adjournment to enable him effectively file a response to suspect’s bail application.

Meanwhile Gen. Kale Kayihura has today reported before the General Court Martial Registrar Maj. John Bizimana in honour of his bail terms.

The court ordered Kayihura to report to its registry every first Monday of the month and failure of which he was warned to have his bail re-called.

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