By Fred Kiva
The Army General Court Martial sitting in Makindye has convicted Boda boda 2010 leader, Abdallah Kitatta of unlawful possession of firearms.
The court chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti on Monday found Kitatta and his co-accused Sowali Ngobi guilty of the offense of unlawful possession of firearms contrary to section 3 of the Fire Arms Act. The court, however, absolved the duo on the count of illegal possession of military stores, as the prosecution did not adduce enough evidence to pin them.
According to prosecution, on the offense of unlawful possession firearms, Kitatta and Ngobi were found with two pistols during their arrest in January last year. Meanwhile, the court acquitted 10 of Kitatta’s co-accused of all the charges and set them free. Those acquitted include; Joel Kibirige, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssebata, Johnson Kayondo, Hassan Ssengoba, Sunday Ssemogerere, John Ssebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika, and Ibrahim Ssekaja.
Kitatta and his co-accused have been facing a number of charges among others unlawful possession of firearms and illegal possession of military stores, following their arrest by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) operatives over a year ago.