Former patron of the Boda Boda 2010 Association Abdallah Kitatta has been sentenced by the Makindye based General Court Martial (GCM) to eight years and six months after he was convicted of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti, the head of Court Martial on Tuesday read out the sentence.
The army has relied in four prosecution witnesses and exhibits including a golden pistol, an SMG gun and 50 rounds of ammunition that were found with Kitata at Vine hotel in Wakaliga and arm uniforms that were recovered from their offices.
Kitatta was the chairperson of the ruling NRM party for Rubaga Division is however eligible to appeal the sentence.
Kitatta was arrested during the three-day operation of January 19- 21, 2018 as a result of the need to arrest a prime suspect in the murder of the slain Case Clinic accountant, Francis Ekalungar.
According to the court record, Kitatta was trailed with the help of telephone trackers and finally found him in one of the hotel rooms where he had locked himself in the toilet.
Witnesses testified that upon arrest, Kitatta was found armed with a golden pistol.
It is stated that the soldiers commanded by Maj David Agaba raided the offices of Boda Boda 2010 and found two pairs of military uniform, seven military headgears and four rounds of ammunition.