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COURT MARTIAL TRASH KITATA’S PLEA

BY NTALE YOUNUS

The General Court Martial siting at Makindye has blocked the request by the patron of the Boda Boda 2010 Association Abdullah Kitatta in which he wanted to be transferred from Makindye Military Barracks Prison where he was remanded to Luzira Prison .

The court’s chairman General Lt Gen Andrew Gutti declined to grant Kitatta’s plea saying he was remanded to the military barracks for his own safety and security reasons.

Kitatta had asked court to allow him be remanded to Luzira over what he describes to be having health complications which Makindye Military Barracks Prison medical officers cannot manage.

The Genal Court Martial presided over by Lt Gen Gutti, declined and instead said the Military Barracks Prison has the best health facility.

The Army Prosecutor, Maj Raphael Mugisha told court that investigations into the matter was complete.

Kitatta and his co accused are charged with unlawful possession of firearms, bullets and military uniforms which they deny.

Kitatta is jointly charged with 13 others including members of Boda Boda 2010 Association; Joel Kibirige, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssebata, Jonathan Kayondo and Hassan Ssengoba.

Others include John Ssebandeke, a crime preventer in Nabweru in Wakiso District, Sunday Ssemogerere, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika, Amon Twinomujuni, Sowali Ngoobi and Ibrahim Sekajja.

The trial Chairman General of the Court Martial Lt Gen Gutti, subsequently remanded Kitatta back to Makindye Military Police Barracks Prison while his co-accused were further remanded to Luzira.

The matter has been adjourned the case to 23 April 2018 for further management.

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