The Army General Court Martial has on Monday found former Boda Boda 2010 Patron Abdallah Kitatta guilty.
The Court chaired by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti ruled that evidence proved beyond reasonable doubt that Kitatta was in possession of fire arms and ammunition illegally.
“Accused number one, Abdallah Kitatta has been found guilty of unlawful possession of fire arms and is hereby convicted of the offence,”Lt Gen.Gutti said.
Kitatta was convicted alongside his Police Constable Ngobi Sowali who was his bodyguard by the time he was arrested.
The same court cleared Kitatta and all his co-accused on the count of illegal possession of military store as prosecution failed to provide evidence that they were found with military uniforms.
The court however acquitted seven other members of the notorious boda boda 2010 group that have been facing the same charges like Kitatta.
Kitatta who was arrested last year in January for obtaining fire arms from Uganda Police Force. He was arrested by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence officers with his police body guard Ngobi Sowali, Ibrahim Sekajja, Joel Kibirige, Fred Bwanika, Amon Twinomujuni, John Sebandeke, Hassan Ssebatta, Matia Senfuka and Hussein Mugema.
Prosecution alleged that Kitatta and his colleagues were found in possession of two pistols, an AK-47 rifle, 55 rounds of ammunition and four army uniforms belonging to the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF).
Kitatta, a close associate of former police chief Gen Kale Kayihura, was notorious for speaking and acting with impunity. Gen Kayihura who was arrested after Kitatta has since obtained bail from Makindye Military detention while his aides in police are still in custody.