By Ronaldo Nagye
The patron of the Boda Boda 2010 Association, Hajji Abdallah Kitatta has implored the Commander in chief of the armed forces, Rtd Gen. president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to pardon him and other incarcerated members of his Association so that they can be freed from prison.
The now seemingly timid powerless and weeping Kitata, said all these on Tuesday as he was being remanded again to Makindye military barracks cells on charges of unlawful possession of firearms.
He was taken back to prison after he accepted to take plea.
Kitatta had to make a U turn and accept to take a plea of not guilty after his lawyers had failed to secure a court order blocking military court martial from trying him on cases of unlawful possession of firearms, bullets and military uniforms.
His legal counsels at first had challenged the army court from trying Kittata on the basis that it lacked jurisdiction.
Speaking to his relatives, Kitatta instructed them to go and look for president Museveni and apologize on his behalf so that he can pardon him as an NRM cadre.
Kitatta is jointly charged with Mr. John Ssebandeke, a crime preventer in Nabweru in Wakiso District, and members of Boda Boda 2010 Association, Joel Kibirige, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssebata, Jonathan Kayondo and Hassan Ssengoba.
Others are Sunday Ssemogerere, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika, Amon Twinomujuni.
After denying the charges, the suspects were all remanded to Luzira government prison and Makindye Military Barracks by the court chairman, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti until March 19.