Army Court Transfers Kitatta to Luzira Prison

Makindye General Court Martial chaired by Lt General Andrew Gutti has transferred Hajji Abdullah Kitatta, the jailed Bodaboda 2010 patron from Makindye Military Barracks to Luzira Prison.

Kitatta had spent 13 months on remand at the police barracks.

State Prosecutor Maj. Samuel Maserejje told court on Monday that Kitatta’s case, — Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, — poses no threat to his life and he can therefore be detained a civilian prison.

Maserejje said Kitatta was initially held at the military barracks following intelligence of an attempt to end his life last year.

He however, assured court that security at Luzira prison has since been tightened and Kitatta will be safe there.

But Shaban Sanywa, one of Kitatta’s lawyers had put up resistance against the transfer of his client to a remand centre in which he claims that even the prosecution is aware   that security is not guaranteed despite of the fact that he survived being poisoned.

Kitatta and nine other people are facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms, ammunitions and military gear, which prosecution says they are a monopoly of only defence forces.

The defence side today closed their testimony after three of the remaining witnesses failed to turn up in spite of the court summons which were served to them on time.


The three are Private Kenneth Okello, the in-charge of Old -Kampala Police Armoury, Sgt. Allan Matsiko – Kitatta’s second body -guard and the manager of Vine Tea Hotel Wakaliga where Kitatta was arrested with two others.

Lt Gen Andrew Gutti adjourned the matter to 8th April 2019 for final submissions.

All the 10 accused persons have been remanded to Luzira Prison until that date when they will be brought back.

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