Saturday January 20 2018

CMI arrests Bodaboda 2010 boss

Sources say 10 Bodaboda 2010 leaders including

Sources say 10 Bodaboda 2010 leaders including Kitatta (C) are being detained at CMI whereas their fellow leaders in Nakawa and Kawempe are on the run. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa 

By Joseph Kato


Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) has reportedly arrested Abdul Kitata, patron of notorious militia group Bodaboda 2010.

Sources said Mr Kitata was arrested after two of his members confessed to CMI that they had participated in the gruesome killing of Case Clinic Accountant, Francis Ekalungar. Army and defence spokesman, Brig Richard Karemire, had earlier confirmed to Daily Monitor the arrest of two Bodaboda 2010 members but could not confirm Mr Kitata's arrest.

"Don't look at them as Bodaboda riders but they are suspects in a crime CMI is following," Brig Karemire said.

Ekalungar was kidnapped on his way to bank Shs15m and his body was discovered burnt beyond recognition in Kajjansi along Entebbe Road. "I cannot confirmed Mr Kitata arrest now," Brig Karemire said.

Bodaboda 2010 is a militia group loyal to the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, who even on Wednesday said the group has greatly helped police to fight crime in Kampala. Bodaboda 2010 members on Friday night staged a protest in Natete blocking roads with tyres and logs. Police fired bullets to disperse them according to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman, Luke Owoyesigyire