Connect with us


How Attorney General William Byaruhanga and other mafia lawyer cheated a family of their property



The property raw between Karim Hirji and his step children is not over.

Last Friday children took the war to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga seeking her intervention to reign in their step father Karim Hirji, Attorney General William Byaruhanga, Patrick Bitature and City Lawyer Richard Bwogi Masembe Kanyerezi.

Children allege that Masembe, Byaruhanga and Bitature colluded with their step father Karim Hirji to forge a will and subsequently converted through fraud Ziba Nanyonga’s (their mother’s) properties in London and in Kampala.

The trio are allegedly accused of ransacking Ziba Nanyonga’s bank accounts in ICBC, Barclays, Imperial Investment Bank, Allied Bank according to Children.

Children also allege that AG Byaruhanga and Counsel Masembe have been at the forefront of forging documentation for Mr. Karim, intimidating lawyers, and compromising judicial officials.

Children further state that Naddim and Kananathan who are privy to all illegal and fraudulent transactions on the estate are intimidated and threatened by the gang for fear they may spill beans.

In an escalation of the matter, Gen. Jim Muhwezi has come out to ask the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga to assist the disadvantaged Karim Step children adding that he knows both the lawyers involved as legal mafias.

Gen Muhwezi, the decorated bush war warrior, former spy chief, Minister, and historical member of the NRM said that he is still perplexed by the manner Byaruhanga was appointed Attorney General given his dubious character.

He added that  Byaruhanga and Masembe are behind the decline in standards of the Judiciary because of their unprofessional conduct. “This i know! they started the culture of bribing judicial officers in order to obtain favourable judgements from court” he said.

The duo has been accused of grabbing several estates of the deceased including those of Kassami, Fairway and Jay.

Meanwhile, we’ve learnt that Gen. Muhwezi himself had his own bad encounter with AG. Byaruhanga.

It is alleged that in the 90s he contracted Byaruhanga of Byaruhanga and Kasirye Advocates to manage his property along William street.
While Byaruhanga collected Shs 170millions per month from the property, he underdeclared only Shs 60millions to the land Lord.

Muhwezi decided to terminate the management contract and what Byaruhanga did remains historical.H

It is alleged that he told tenants that the landlord had decided to demolish the building and that they were at liberty to take any item off the building they wanted.

Tenants begun removing doors, Windows, toilets and ripped the building bare.
By presstime, Muhwezi’s building along William street is bare.

Muhwezi states that he knows the combined damage of Byaruhanga and Masembe in pursuing fraud.

The Bush General has implored the Speaker to protect Karim kids from the marauding gang and to guard against growing impunity in the country.


Another blow as Judge throws out Kiggundu’s lawyer Muwema



When court sat on Friday to hear the Kiggundu’s application to stop independent audit, he did not have a written application, and Justice Henry Adonyo instead ordered the plaintiff’s lawyer Fred Muwema to go make a written application seeking court to dismiss the audit and return to court on September 30 for a hearing of the application. But this adds more pressure on Kiggundu who is choking with the loans.

On 31 August, the judge ordered the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) to carry out and independent audit into the accounts of the businessman and financial statements exchanged between the two parties, and present a report to court.

When asked by journalists why he has filed for an application seeking dismissal of the audit, Fred Muwema had this to say. “We are saying that let the validity and legality of those credit facilities (loans) be decided first before you can audit” He said.

The ruling on the application of the main suit to determine whether the businessman owes loan arrears to the bank is set for 5th October 2020, after which a date for hearing of the case will be set.


Hamis Kiggundu through his companies Ham enterprises and Kiggs International (U) ltd sued DTB branches in Kenya and Uganda for deducting money from his accounts something which the bank contends and said they only acted as per the loan agreement of deducting 30% from Kiggundu’s accounts to recover the credit facilities rendered to him between February 2011 and September 2016

But Court documents filed by the bank in their defense shows that Kiggundu, between February 2011 and September 2016, was granted various credit facilities by the said DTB Banks.

First, via Ham Enterprises Limited, Kiggundu obtained a loan of $6,663,453 and another Sh2.5bn from the DTB (U) to finance his projects in the real estate business.

Later, according to New Vision, he got a facility worth $4.5m through Kiggs International (U) Limited from DTB (K) and mortgaged his properties, which include Plot 328 located at Kawuku on Block 248 Kyadondo, three plots that include 36, 37 and 38 on Folio 1533 Victoria Crescent II situated in Kyadondo and land on Makerere Hill Road on LRV 3716 Folio 10 Plot 923 Block 9.

Documents show that as of January 21, 2020, Kiggundu was in default on payment obligations of $6.298m on the loan facility of $6.663m, as well as sh2.885b on the demand overdraft facility of sh1.5b and the temporary demand overdraft facility of sh1b.

The banks say that Kiggundu was in default on the payment of another $3.662m out of a total loan facility of $4m and another $458,604 on a loan facility of $500,000, as of January 21, 2020.

The DTB consequently served him with a demand notice to either pay up or lose the assets that he submitted as collateral security. The bank threatened to attach a plot on Makerere Hill Road and other prime commercial properties.

Analysts says that Kiggundu’s lawyer is playing delaying tactics aimed at stopping the independent audit as ordered by the court earlier. Kiggundu had wanted court to believe his own audit of loan transactions, but that would amount to injustice to the banks that gave him money-DTB Uganda and DTB Kenya.

Continue Reading


Minister Rukutana charged with attempted murder, remanded




The state minister for Labour, Gender and Economic Development Mwesigwa Rukutana has been remanded to Kyamugorani prison in Mbarara district.

Rukutana appeared before Ntungamo Grade One magistrate Nazifah Namayanja this afternoon from where he was charged with seven offences related to attempted murder, assault, malicious damage, and threatening violence.

Rukutana was captured in a video that went viral on social media showing him grabbing a gun from one of his bodyguards and started shooting at a vehicle belonging to supporters of his political rival Naome Kabasharira. At the time of the incident, Rukutana had just lost the Rushenyi country NRM flag to Kabasharira.

The prosecution alleges that on September 5, 2020, at Kagugu village in Ntungamo district, Rukutana and others still at large assaulted Julius Niwamanya and threatened to kill or injure him together with three others. The others are Stuart Kamukama, Dan Rwibirungi, and Moses Kamukama. 

It is also alleged that Rukutana also willfully and unlawfully damaged a motor vehicle registration number UAR 840X Toyota Rav 4 type which belongs to Moses Muhumuza.

According to the Judiciary public relations officer, Jameson Karemani, Rukutana has not taken a plea of these charges against him since they can only be tried by the chief magistrate who was not in court today.

As a result, the magistrate decided to send him to Kyamugorani, awaiting his return to court on Tuesday.      

Source –

Continue Reading


Lira district headquarters closed over COVID-19




Lira district headquarters have been closed after one staff tested positive for COVID-19 last week. 

On Monday morning, district staff were blocked at the gate with only the deputy chief administrative officer, his secretary and the receptionist allowed access to their offices. 

Paul Samuel Mbiiwa, the deputy chief administrative officer says that only heads of department will be allowed at the headquarters while the rest will work from home. He adds that the restriction will help to curb the spread of the virus.

“You see corona is not a joke. We have taken a step at fighting it and that is why you are seeing the staff outside. Even in my office here I do not want people to come if there is anything we can discuss on the phone.”

Francis Okello Olwa, a senior community development officer who doubles as the district spokesperson says that the entire district offices will be fumigated and closed for two days.

Health authorities in the district are planning to take samples from all the staff because they could have interacted with the one who tested positive. Currently, there are 19 COVID-19 patients under treatment at Lira regional referral hospital.     

On Sunday four health workers at the hospital tested positive for COVID-19. Dr Patrick Odongo, a senior medical officer at the hospital also succumbed to the virus.  

Source –

Continue Reading