The army court on Tuesday for the second time denied former Boda Boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitatta bail.
Remanded since February this year, Mr Kitatta is jointly charged with twelve other suspects in connection with unlawful possession of fire arms.
The General Court Martial chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti on Tuesday dismissed Kitatta’s bail application and further remanded him to Makindye Military barracks on grounds that he is an influential person in society and therefore, he’s likely to interfere with witnesses if set free.
Kitatta had asked court to release him citing ill-health, his right to bail and that the offence is bail-able.
However, Lt Gen Gutti said there’s no evidence that his sickness can’t be handled from where he is being detained.
The state alleges that on January 21 this year at Vine Hotel at Wakaliga, Nateete in Rubaga Division Kampala District, Mr Kitatta and the co-accused persons were found in possession of two guns SMG, three pistols and bullets without holding a valid firearms certificate and military uniforms which are a monopoly of the defence forces.
Mr Kitatta was arrested on January 20 this year, a day after CMI apprehended his young brother Huzairu Kiwalabye in connection with the kidnap and killing of Case Hospital accountant, Francis Ekalungar. Ekalungar was kidnapped on January 2 as he took the hospital’s money worth Shs15m to the bank. His body was discovered a day later at Kajjansi, burnt beyond recognition.