The General Court Martial in Makindye has for the second time denied bail to Boda boda 2010 patron Abdalla Kitatta.
In his ruling,court chairman,Lt.Gen. Andrew Gutti said Kitatta being a prominent figure in society he is likely to interfere with investigations.
“No evidence has been provided to show that his sickness cannot be handled by prison authorities,”Lt.Gen.Gutti said.
He also ruled that charges against Kitatta are capital in nature and releasing him would see him abscond.
Kitatta was early this year denied bail on similar groups but he took a shot for a second attempt following the release of his close friend and former Inspector of Police,Gen.Kale Kayihura.
The Boda boda 2010 patron who was arrested in January is charged together with a number of his members.
Prosecution alleges that Abdallah Kitatta, Sowali Ngobi and Ibrahim Ssekajja were found in unlawful possession of an SMG rifle and a pistol without a valid firearm licence , contrary to Section 3 and section 2 of the fire arms act on January 21st in Wakaliga, Rubaga division.
The group is also accused of unlawful possession of 30 and 20 rounds of ammunition for SMG rifles and pistol respectively which are government stores contrary to section 161 of the UPDF Act.
The army also accuses the group of unlawful possession of military equipment including headgear and uniforms which are a monopoly of the defence forces.
The offences against the group are criminal in nature and attract maximum sentences of death and life imprisonment respectively according to the UPDF Act 2005.