Boda Boda 2010 leader Abdullah Kitatta has been sentenced to 8 years and 8 months in jail for illegal possession of firearms.

The Military courtmartial today, led by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti found Kitatta guilty of the crimes.

Abudallah Kitata

Abudallah Kitata

Defence lawyers had previously pleaded with the army court to acquit BodaBoda 2010 patron, Haji Abudallah Kitatta, saying his charges were trumped-up by prosecution to keep him out of society.

 

The lawyers led by Shaban Sanywa last week pleaded with the General Court Martial (GCM) presided over by Lt.Gen Andrew Gutti to dismiss the case in which Kitatta and others are accused of being in possession of firearms,

after a year of trial.

 

“The accused were framed in order to get rid of them from the society, particularly Kitatta who was alleged referred to as ‘untouchable in Parliament’ for questioning Gen. Kayihura,” he submitted.

 

Kayihura, the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) and other police officers are battling three counts, which include two of failure to protect war materials and one of aiding the kidnap and illegal repatriation of Rwandan nationals before the same court.

 

The policemen are Nickson Agasirwe, 47, the former Police’s Professional Standards Unit commandants, ACP Herbert Muhangi, 47, former Flying Squad Unit boss, SSP Richard Ndaboine, 37, the former deputy commandant Special Operation’s Unit, ASP Patrick Muramira, 42, AIP Jonas Ayebaza, 29, and police constable Abel Muyomba Kitagenda, 34.

 

Kitatta will now serve until 2027.

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