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Kitatta disassociates self from Boda Boda 2010

Kitatta's alleged golden gun being displayed in court earlier

Kitatta's alleged golden gun being displayed in court earlier

The patron of Boda Boda 2010 Association, Abdallah Kitatta has distanced himself from the disgraced vigilante outfit. 
 
Kitatta, who's also the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party chairperson for Rubaga division, denied ever being a leader or member of Boda Boda 2010. 
 
The vigilante outfit has over the years been accused of meting out brutal acts on Ugandans with protection from the Uganda Police Force.  
Kitatta was appearing before the General Court Martial chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti on Monday to defend himself on charges of illegal possession of firearms and military hardware. 

The items including two pistols, SMG rifle, 55 rounds of ammunition, military uniforms and head gears were reportedly recovered from his room at Vine hotel in Wakaliga in 2018. 

He explained that he is the Rubaga Division NRM party chairperson and the National Union of Drivers and Cyclists and Allied Workers Association (NUDIKAWA). 

He also denied knowledge of the military items that were recovered from the Boda Boda 2010 offices in Nateete, saying they belonged to the leadership of the association of his co-accused, Joel Kibirige.

Kitatta further told court that he has never had or owned any guns - gold-plated or otherwise as has been portrayed by the state.

 
On the the famous golden pistol which was allegedly found in his possession, Kitatta said he only first saw the golden pistol when it was being paraded in court during the testimony of private Richard Kasaija, a state witness. 

He told court that his police bodyguard, Ngobi Sowali was in better position to explain the SMG rifle that was found in his car. Kitatta's lawyer, Shaban Sanywa asked his client to explain to court how he acquired the bodyguard.
 
Kitatta explained that during the 2009 violent Buganda riots, he contacted President Yoweri Museveni and asked him for personal security. He explained that Museveni directed the then former inspector general of police, Gen Kale Kayihura to provide him with a police bodyguard. 

Prior to his testimony, Kitatta told court that he was arrested by detectives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence from the bathroom of Vine hotel where had gone for a meeting as the Rubaga NRM chairperson and that he only had his mobile handsets.

He promised to avail his co-accused including Ngobi Sowali and Ibrahim Sekajja as witnesses. Kitatta pleaded with Lt, Gen Gutti to review the video footage from Vine hotel before making his decision. 

Kitatta is jointly charged with Joel Kibirige, Fred Bwanika, Amon Twinomujuni, John Sebandeke, Hassan Ssebatta, Matia Senfuka and Hussein Mugema. These will be defending themselves on why they were found at Boda Boda 2010 offices in Nateete where military hardware was recovered. 

The group had previously been charged with three others who were acquitted because they had no case to answer. The accused persons have been remanded until January 21 when they will return to defend themselves.

Comments

+3 #1 Isaac Musinguzi 2019-01-08 12:22
The illiterate and gullible Kitatta is a beneficiary of the crimes, incompetence and lies of the NRM government so it is surprising that he '...has never had or owned any guns - gold-plated or otherwise as has been portrayed by the state...'

By saying this, he is confirming that he and the corrupt state he has always supported depends on lies, incompetence and corruption to manipulate and oppress Ugandans.
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+1 #2 jose 2019-01-08 12:26
thats very good,
maybe he he has stayed in cells to realise that he didnt need to be a tyrant to people cz he happened to hands with those people
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0 #3 gwok 2019-01-08 12:54
Strange plead. He as brought in the name of M7, implying that whatever he did [wrong or right] was in HIS (M7's) name.

If this man is judged to be a criminal, then M7 too is a criminal. What a defense !!!. He is certainly banking on [in his defense] the Court's fear of M7.
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+2 #4 Kikonyogo 2019-01-08 19:57
Exactly Isaac..You see During the Bush War Days NRA used Camouflage..by dorning Military at Night, Butchering Luwero Wanainchi..and When Daytime Came they were Civilians Crying Crocodile Tears about Obote Soldiers Killing Ugandans.

So for them there are no Skulls in Luweero..Kitatta is Part of a Defunct Syndicate to Enslave Ugandans..
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0 #5 gwok 2019-01-08 21:45
Quoting Kikonyogo:
Exactly Isaac..You see During the Bush War Days NRA used Camouflage..by dorning Military at Night, Butchering Luwero Wanainchi..and When Daytime Came they were Civilians Crying Crocodile Tears about Obote Soldiers Killing Ugandans.

So for them there are no Skulls in Luweero..Kitatta is Part of a Defunct Syndicate to Enslave Ugandans..


Who told you that, Sir? There has NEVER BEEN ANY INDEPENDENT INQUIRY ABOUT WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN LUWEERO.

At any case, M7 paid blood money to them for years. Parliament approved that budget line but I do not know on what justifications that budget line was based. Do you, Sir?
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+1 #6 Wooden K. 2019-01-08 22:58
Hello Uganda , here we go again !

If I were Kitatta`s advocate , I would wip myself for allowing this fool to box himself into a corner.

Kitatta must be reminded that the Power that gave him Sowedi Ngobi ; the Power that arrested him is the same Power that is trying him. This Power can prove that Kitatta "associated" fully with Boda 2010.

It is like an abused wife "disassociating" self from a broken marriage as a plea.

All the abusive husband has to do is to bring a certificate and wedding videos.

The stupid denial makes it even easier for the power to jail him.

Gdwe Kitatta nywera . Kabakukome !!!!!
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0 #7 kabayekka 2019-01-09 06:03
Certainly if this Gentleman has evidence to show that as the young men with sticks were clearly shown by the press to beat the Opposition candidates during the 2016 national election, Mr Kittatta was trying to stop them with all his efforts, he has no case to answer in the military court.

It is well documented that the Uganda Army and Police were very much involved in training the stick wielding youth as democratic elections approached in Uganda.
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0 #8 kabayekka 2019-01-09 06:06
It is coming out clearly that the election violence victims will not get a fair trial and proper compesation.

That is why as Africans we have the ICC to run to these days.
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0 #9 Lakwena 2019-01-10 09:25
In other words, a criminal riffraff like Kitatta, being guarded by the police (VIPPU bodyguard, Ngobi Sowali), tells a lot how our policemen/women have been abused by Gen Kayihura.
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