Court reduces Kitatta’s jail term to three years

Breaking: Court reduces prison term for Kitatta to three years

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:35 pm

The Court of Appeal on Friday reduced the detention center time period of former shopper of Boda -Boda 2010, Abdullah Kitatta from eight years to three years.

This potential that given that Kitatta and his former bodyguard, detective constable Sowali Ngobi spent two years on remand, they now be in detention center for one year, eight months and six days.

Kitatta and Ngobi challenged the sentence that used to be exceeded to them  by the General Court Martial  in May closing year, after being located guilty of illegally possessing firearms and ammunition.

The convicts argued that the sentence was once harsh and excessive and that their conviction was unwarranted and based on what they termed as “trumped up” charges.

The pair additionally faulted the General Court Martial chairman Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti, for relying on insufficient prosecution evidence that lacked testimonies from unbiased and expert witnesses.

On Friday courtroom that chaired by means of Justice Elly Turyamubona stated that the Court Martial have treated  Kitatta and Ngobi as first offenders who have to have been given a threat to reform and the reality that there used to be no evidence that the  weapons they have been discovered with  endangered lives of people.