Gen. Guti believes Kitata will interfere with investigations if granted bail.

By Mike Ssegawa

Boda Boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitatta will not stop weeping at the General Court Martial.

For the second time, the General Court Martial sitting in Makindye has denied bail to the chairman of NRM in Lubaga division, who was arrested in a joint swoop from Busega and Wakaliga in Rubaga Division on January 19, 2018 and charged with possession of military equipment, among other charges.

In his ruling, the court’s chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti said Mr Kitatta was a prominent figure in Ugandan society who was likely to interfere with investigations.

Gutti who had earlier advised Kitatta to remain calm since he was safer in jail, added that charges against Mr Kitatta, were capital in nature and releasing him would see him abscond.

Kitatta was early this year denied bail on similar grounds but he took a shot at a second attempt.

Kitatta is being held alongside others for obtaining fire arms from Uganda Police Force. He was arrested by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence officers with Matia Ssenfuka, Joel Kibirige, Hassan Ssemata, Jonathan Kayondo, Ssengooba Hassan, Sande Ssemwogerere, John Ssebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika and Amon Twinomujuni.

Their file reads that Kitatta and his colleagues were found in possession of two pistols, an AK-47 rifle, 55 rounds of ammunition and four army uniforms belonging to the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF).

Kitatta, a close associate of former police chief Gen Kale Kayihura, was notorious for speaking and acting with impunity. Gen Kayihura who was arrested after Kitatta has since obtained bail from Makindye Military detention while his aides in police are still in custody.