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Military Court to Abdullah Kitata: You’re not Safe at Luzira, You Terrorized Ugandans

Military Says Abdullah Kitata is at Luzira for Safety Reasons

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Kitata faces charges relating to unlawful possession of military hardware.

He faces the charges with scores of others.

Kitata’s co-accused include: Matia Ssenfuka, Joel Kibirige, Hassan Ssemata, Jonathan Kayondo, and Ssengooba Hassan.

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Others are Sande Ssemwogerere, John Ssebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika and Amon Twinomujuni.


The suspects’ lawyer Shaban Sanywa asked Court Martial Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti to send Kitata to Kigo or Luzira.

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

In response, Gutti said, “He is there for his own safety. He knows what he has done to this world”.

“The health facility we have is excellent to handle his ailment.”

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Court resumes on April 21.

Prosecution told court it had gathered enough evidence to pin Kitata and his co-accused.

Abdallah Kitatta, Sowali Ngobi and Ibrahim Ssekajja were reportedly found in unlawful possession of firearms.

These included an SMG rifle and a pistol.

They held these arms without a valid firearm licence contrary to Section 3 and section 2 of the Fire Arms Act.

Prosecution further alleges that Kitata and his group were in unlawful possession of 30 and 20 rounds of ammunition for SMG rifles and pistols respectively.

These are government stores, and Kitata and group flouted the provisions of section 161 of the UPDF Act.

According to the UPDF Act (2005), Kitata and his co-accused could face the gallows if convicted. 

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