By our reporter

The Military Court Martial has declined the request of Boda boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitatta to be transferred from Makindye Military Barracks Prison to Luzira or Kigo to over his deteriorating health.

While appearing at the army court on Monday morning, Kitatta through his lawyer Shaban Sanywa said he has health complications which Makindye Military Barracks Prison medical officers cannot handle.

“We ask that he is transferred to either Luzira or Kigo so that he can get treatment,”Sanywa asked.

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

“He is there for his own safety. He knows what he has done to this world,”Guti said adding,“The health facility we have (at Makindye) is excellent to handle his ailment.”

Kitatta and his co-accused were further remanded to the military barracks and Lt Gen Gutti adjourned the case to April 23, 2018.

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

Others charged with Kitatta include John Ssebandeke, a crime preventer in Nabweru in Wakiso District, and members of Boda Boda 2010 Association; Joel Kibirige, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssebata, Jonathan Kayondo, Hassan Ssengoba, Sunday Ssemogerere, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika, Amon Twinomujuni, Sowali Ngoobi and Ibrahim Sekajja.