The Makindye based General Court Martial has for the second time declined to release on bail the jailed Boda Boda 2010 Patron Hajji Abdullah Kitatta who was charged with unlawful possession of firearms with 12 others.
The court has dismissed his application for bail on grounds that it lacked merit.
Court Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti has ruled that Kitatta is a “prominent figure” in the society therefore his release may interfere with investigations (witnesses).
He also noted that “No evidence has been provided to show that his sickness cannot be handled by prison authorities.”
He added that charges against Kitatta are capital in nature therefore “Releasing him would see him abscond.”
Kitatta had earlier asked court for the second time to release him on bail pending trial citing grounds of ill health and promised not to interfere with the investigations.
Kitata alongside 12 others are indicted with six charges of unlawful possession of firearms, unlawful possession of military stores and failure to protect war materials allegedly committed in January 2018.
The group will re-appear in court on the 13th November for further hearing of the main case.