Kitatta Freed after Court Martial Reduces sentence from 10 to 3 years

The military court of appeal presided over by Justice Elly Turyamubona reduced the the sentence both for Kitatta and his bodyguard Ngoobi Sowali from 10 years to 3 years.

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Former Boda Boda 2010 coordinator Hajji Abdullah Kitatta will walk out of prison a free man.

By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho

Former Boda Boda 2010 coordinator Hajji Abdullah Kitatta walks out of prison a free man after being freed by the general Court Martial that trimmed his sentence.

The military court of appeal presided over by Justice Elly Turyamubona reduced the the sentence both for Kitatta and his bodyguard Ngoobi Sowali from 10 years to 3 years

Since the two have been on remand it means they will serve the sentence for one year and six months and thereafter walk away free.

Last year, the two were sentenced to 10 years after they were convicted of charges of unlawful possession of firearms 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.

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