By Sania Babirye
The General Court Martial sitting in Makindye has started hearing of the case against the leader of Boda-Boda 2010 Abdullah Kitata and 12 others.
Today, prosecution led by Raphael Mugisha has presented two witnesses including Private Ruchard Kasajja to testify against Kitata and others before army court chaired by Lt.Gen. Andrew Gutti.
Kitata and his 12 co accused are together charged with 6 counts including unlawful possession of firearms, live ammunition, Military head gears and uniforms
However Kitata is facing 5 separate charges of being in unlawful possession of an SMG gun, 3 pistols and 50 rounds of live ammunition which Prosecution says are only a monopoly of the Uganda Peaople’s Defense Forces.
The rest of the accused are said to have connived with Kitata to unlawfully possess Military head gears and uniforms that were allegedly found on them on the 18th/January 2018 in a Motor vehicle at Vine Hotel in Wakaliga within Kampala city.
The army court did also refuse Kitata’s request to be transferred from Makindye military police barracks back to Luzira prison when he had alleged that he was not
receiving enough or adequate medical care and access to his relatives while in the army detention.
Gen Gutti declined on grounds that his decision to have Kitata remanded to Makindye barracks can not be reversed since Kitata was transferred for security reasons.
He has since applied for bail citing poor health conditions.