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Kadaga Blocks Investigation of Abdullah Kitata, Boda Boda 2010

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Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of Uganda’s parliament, has suspended parliamentary investigations into the operations of Abdullah Kitata’s Boda Boda 2010 and other commercial motorcycle associations. 

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga

Over a week ago, the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) took over the investigation of the murder of Case Hospital accountant Francis Ekalungar.

In the process, CMI arrested Abdullah Kitata, the leader of Boda Boda 2010, a notorious group favoured by Kayihura, and scores of its members.

Kitata and his co-accused are now held at Kigo Prison.


Even before Kitata’s arrest, Parliament had adopted a motion by the Bunya East MP Waira Majegere to probe the Boda Boda associations over involvement in criminal activities.

A committee was then put in place to handle the matter.

But Kadaga told MPs on Tuesday that the committee and parliament should let security agencies and courts first do their work.

“Members, in the interim, there is a criminal trial going on, there is an investigation around the same area,” noted Kadaga.

“I would like to propose that we hold on a bit because it will be difficult for us to accord a hearing to the same people that are called before court.”

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