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Kitatta has a case to answer, army court rules

Chairman of the General Court Martial, Gen. Gutti Andrew has confirmed that ex-Bodaboda 2010 chairman, Abudallah Kitatta has a case to answer (FILE PHOTO)

MAKINDYE – Abudallah Kitatta, the patron of the Boda Boda 2010 Association has been ordered to defend himself on charges of unlawful possession of firearms and military stores.

The seven-member court led by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti at the General Court Martial in Makindye has ruled that Kitatta and nine of his co-suspects have a case to answer and must explain how they acquired the guns, bullets and the military uniforms that were found in their possession.

The court has ruled that having addressed its mind on the law and evidence of the four prosecution witnesses, it is satisfied that prosecution has made out a case against Kitatta that he was found in possession of a golden pistol in a hotel room at Vine for which he should start defending himself on the next year on January 7, 2019.

Court also ruled that there was sufficient evidence that was brought up in court against Kitatta and nine accused which warrants them to explain.

However, the same court has acquitted and set free 3 out of the 13 suspects on charges of unlawful possession of Military uniforms and caps which were allegedly recovered from the offices of Boda-boda 2010 at Wakaliga in Rubaga Division.

The three include Kayondo Jonathan, Sengoba Hassan and Sunday Ssemwogerere.

The Group has told court that they have witnesses to call in their defence and will also bring footage from the surveillance camera at Vine Hotel in Wakaliga where prosecution claims to have arrested Kitatta from one of the hotel rooms with a golden pistol.

The group has now been remanded until January 7, 2019. They will come back to defend themselves.

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