The General Court Martial of Appeal led by Justice Elly Turyamubona has reduced the jail sentence of Hajji Abdullah Kitatta and his bodyguard Ngoobi Sowali from 10 years to 3 years
Upon deducting the period that he and his co-accused have been on remand, the convicts now have to serve only one year and six months.
Last year, the two were sentenced to 10 years after they were convicted of charges of unlawful possession of fire arms and ammunition
The Appellant Court sitting at Makindye however, ruled today that that this sentence by the General court martial was excessive.
The court martial was faulted for handing out the sentence without evidence of the arresting and investigating officers.
The General Court Martial had ruled that these officers were not among the essential witnesses necessary in the prosecution case.