Makindye General Court Martial chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti has for the second time declined to release on bail Kibirige Joel, who is accused along with Boda Boda 2010’s Abdullah Kitatta of illegal possession of firearms.
The court chairman ruled today that neither of Kibirige’s sureties was found substantial to ensure his presence in court whenever he is needed; and that his offences were so serious that his release could encourage him to escape.
Gen Gutti further expressed fear that Kibirige once released, was likely interfere with the witnesses in this case, since most of them are known to him and many of them could have worked under him as the Bodaboda 2010 chairperson in Rubaga Division.
The court martial however, ordered the prosecution to speed up the trial of the applicant and the group.
Kibirige, Kitatta and 121 others are indicted with six charges of unlawful possession of firearms and unlawful possession of military stores allegedly committed in January 2018.