By Staff Writer
In the aftermath of Bank of Uganda taking over Crane Bank, there was a rift between two of Uganda’s richest men. This rift would also go on to mark the collapse of the Kwagalana group. These two rich men were none other than Godfrey Kirumira and Sudhir Ruparelia.
At the time, it was becoming evident that Sudhir would end up in Luzira prison. Many of his friends would immediately begin to distance themselves from him as they saw his as some kind of plague at the time. “Sudhir was being isolated, no one wanted to even be pictured with him. BOU at the time had vowed to pursue him to the last property he owned in town,” says our source.
At the time, there were series of meetings that took place with the President and other parties. It is in this meetings that Sudhir would find the last lifeline on which to hang. It was too late to save the bank but it became clear after this meetings that Sudhir would not step in Luzira as many had earlier thought.
Kirumira who used to be a regular at Sudhir’s kabira country club became very absent. He used to go to Kabira every morning to read newspapers. He shifted to Africanna. Sources within Sudhir’s camp interpreted this as the final cut.
These strains went across to the children. The two best friends, Gideon and Rajiv each became rare in the other’s life. It is said that Rajiv and father went on a blocking spree. They were keeping their circle smaller. Around the same time, they would go on to fall out with the Chimpreports boss, Giles Muhame.
But how did Kirumira make it back to the good books of Sudhir? It is said, for this to be possible, it took the diplomatic brokering of a young man in this city.
“There is a young man who appears to have no power in this city. But it is him who singlehandedly brought the two back to talking terms. He even ensured that Gideon Kirumira became a regular at the Rajiv rally events. This young man, a lover of the skirt would then walk to Sudhir and advise him to begin rebuilding for the future. He told Sudhir how every friendship goes through strains. Both camps had tried to outfist each other. One camp thought the other wanted them implicated for the Kasiwukira murder. The other thought it had collaborated with the mafia to take Crane bank. It was time for the two camps to accept that something went wrong.
The cheerleaders in both camps were partly responsible for the rift. “You know the cheerleaders will spread all sorts of rumours as long as that means Sudhir or Kirumira would keep them even closer,” our source tells us.
With the reunion of the two rich men, could it imply the rebirth of the Kwagalana family? We shall return with a full story of how beef killed Kwagalana and how Uganda’s rich men are baying for each other’s collapse and why Forbes dropped Uganda from its assessments.
Vinka releases new video promoting responsible drinking
By Our Reporter
Musician Vinka has released a brand new video. Dubbed “Red Card”, it was premiered on Monday evening at Fame Lounge and is aimed at promoting responsible drinking.
While performing during the premiere event, Vinka told revelers it is okay to have fun and celebrate life by consuming alcohol as long as they make responsible drinking decisions.
“Don’t drink and drive. Live is very precious!” She cautioned.
Vinka is the ambassador for the Red Card campaign, an initiative by Uganda Breweries Limited aimed at reminding alcohol consumers and music lovers to shun drink driving, an irresponsible act that could cause harm to their lives.
Speaking during the premier, UBL Public Policy and Sustainability Manager David Onyango said Uganda Breweries decided to use music to amplify the responsible drinking message and reach consumers in their favorite hangout spots where the consumption happens.
“Enjoying alcohol is part of life in many societies around the world. It is a part of how people socialize and celebrate. However just like other products, when misused, alcohol can lead to individual and social harm. As a responsible company, UBL we would like to see consumers of our products make responsible drinking a valued and enjoyable part of life.” He said.
Uganda Breweries Limited has for the last 7 years been running the Red Card campaign to inform, sensitize and engage consumers about the dangers of alcohol misuse.
Watch the “Red Card” video below.
Big-Hearted: Fortebet Commits 15m To Fighting Sickle Cell
By Staff Writer
Fortebet, Uganda’s betting giant has continued to show its commitment to helping Ugandans live a better life. In this line, Fortebet has committed a whole 15 million shillings to fighting the deadly sickle cell disease.
This money was handed over to Raising Hope International Friends, an organisation that works hand-in-hand with the government of Uganda to fight the scourge. The money was handed over in two phases.
One, 10 million went to boosting the Jinja Sickle Cell Marathon 2020 that took place over the weekend. Another 5 million was handed over to the Sickle Cell clinic. “Available information indicates that 20,000 babies are born with sickle cell every year.
Unfortunately, due to inadequate treatment and care, 80% of them die before the age of 5. This is very worrying and is the main reason we came on board to save lives,” said John Nanyumba while handing over the cheque shortly after the Jinja marathon. Isaac
Cindy makes history at Lugogo Cricket Oval
By Our Reporter
Cindy Sanyu aka The King Herself wrote history on Saturday at Lugogo Cricket Oval during her much anticipated “Boom Party Concert”. She out-lived all expectations and raised the bar high for female Ugandan artists, becoming the first female Ugandan singer to successfully take on the mega venue.
Revelers flocked Lugogo Cricket Oval by the dozen filling out the Stadium that seemed to be an intimidating venue of choice by public opinion, but, Cindy proved that she made the perfect choice as fans, friends and family came in to support the artist.
It was more than just a “Boom Party” for many of the Cindycates who were treated to nonstop entertainment from artists like Kent & Flosso, Maro, Karole Kasita, Rabadaba, Silver X who sent the crowd wild with excitement with every stage performance.
Once The King Herself took over stage revelers the crowd roared with excitement welcoming the star of the night who wasted no time entertaining her fans with “Ayokya Yokya” and “Tebimala”, “One and Only” giving her audience a real Cindy experience. She went through three different sessions on stage with beautifully designed wardrobe changes that lit up the stage even more.
“Tonight, we make history! This was my vision and I am humbled to have such great fans, family and team to support me, Thank you all!” she shared.
Cindy’s fans could not contain their excitement as they watched their favourite artist own the stage and put up a performance that was without a doubt 100% authentic and real. Fans could be heard cheering her on, “Akikoze,” “She has set the record”, “We love you Cindy,” proving to fans that she dared to make her dream a reality.
Corona Virus Won’t Come to Uganda, Says Pastor Kayanja
By Staff Writer
Miracle Centre Cathedral Church Lead Pastor, Robert Kayanja has assured Ugandans that Corona Virus won’t come nearby.
According to Pr. Kayanja, “We prepared and limited the spread of the locusts. Now we are confirming that Uganda will never have corona virus. We have prayed and believed with faith.”
This was said during the Women’s day church service. During the service, Kayanja also asked women to stop using ugly photos on their social media accounts. “Be bold, use the best of you,” said the Pastor.
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