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I WON’T VOMIT THAT LAND: Pepsi Tycoon Nzeyi Defiant On Temangalo Land, Narrates How He Survived Sudhir’s Fraud

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Hot loaf and Pepsi franchise in Uganda tycoon Amos Nzeyi has revealed shocking details of how he survived being defrauded by fellow tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia.

Nzeyi testified before the commission of inquiry into land matters that in 1980, Ismael Abdullah, one of the departed Asians approached him to query a building in Nakasero which he was occupying.

“I remember my lord I met that gentleman at speak Hotel Kampala where we had lunch, after, he showed me his repossession certificate of his building. I accepted what he told me, we agreed that he rents me his building at USD 1000,” Nzeyi said.

He revealed that however, in the earlier 2000, he received a letter from Meera Investment tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia informing him that he bought the building which he was renting from Ismael.

“I was surprised. I wondered why my friend Abdullah sold his building without considering me, I was paying his rent well and I helped him to occupy his building. I picked my phone and I called Abdullah who stays in Canada, I asked him about the matter and denied everything, he told me that Sudhir wanted to defraud me,” Nzeyi said.

He said that Sudhir, who was calling himself the new landlord told him that he had raised the rent he was paying from USD 1000 to USD 10000 which was a huge amount compared to the building. He said that Abdullah admitted that Sudhir went to Canada and met him with other Indians who were expelled from Uganda in 1972 but still have properties in Uganda but he never sold his building to him as he told Nzeyi.

When he survived Sudhir’s con, Nzeyi said that he bought an air ticket for his lawyer Isaac Musumba now a minister in Museveni’s government and the two went to Canada to meet Abdullah.  He said that he went to Canda to finalise the purchase of the building because Abdullah had told him that he wanted to sell the building to do other things.

He said that he purchased the building from Abdallah and since then he has been buying buildings from departed Asians around Kampala and helping others to occupy their properties which were confiscated by Amin.  He told the commission that the country is seated on a time bomb because the population is growing at a high rate while the land is not expanding.

He gave an example of his six acres of his land grabbed by the chairperson Temangalo village who he is still battling with in court. He said that his other land is being grabbed by land grabbers who after grabbing it ask him for compensation. He gave another example of a man who grabbed his Kakungulu Golf course playground and is now asking him for compensation.

DETERMINED NOT TO VOMIT TEMANGALO LAND

Even though he was told that the purchase of the 366 acres of land on block 296  plot 20 Busiro in 1988 from a one Abas Mawanda was fraudulently done, Nzeyi told the commission that he is determined not to vomit the land. He said that he is ready to enter into negotiations with the former owners of the land (Temangalo Tea Estate) but stated it clearly that he will escort Mawanda to the meeting because he is innocent of what happened. “My lord Mawanda owns a huge chunk of land why doesn’t he compensate them from the land he owns? I can also hire them some of my land because I also have land which I’m not using but that one of Temangalo, my lord it’s very difficult to return it to them because it has changed ownerships,” Nzeyi noted.

He further revealed that he was misled by his lawyers of Sebalu, Lule and company Advocates who he hired to help him verify the documents concerning the land.  He said that he refused to use his lawyers of Mulenga, Kalemera and Company Advocates because he thought that since he was purchasing land in Buganda, he has to get lawyers from Buganda who are in the know of what it entails to purchase land in Buganda.

He said that the lawyers did everything for him apart from payments, he denied receiving any letter from the complainant’s lawyer Peter Mulira in 1993 to sit down and negotiate with them. “My lord I was very annoyed when I heard those people saying that I’m a big man who is unreachable and who has frustrated them from receiving justice. Surely, I’m a small 70-year-old man with 70kg, I’m known by everybody in this town and my offices are in Nakawa,” Nzeyi noted.

However, justice Bamugemereire the chairperson of the commission told him that even though he took himself as a small person, people are taking him as a big person with that ‘big man syndrome’. She also asked him why he earlier refused to honour the summons issued to him by the commission before his lawyer Fred Muwema wrote to them.

He said that its true he was in Nairobi meeting the Chinese Ambassador but he cut his travel short because he was supposed to meet South African president who was in the country last week to attend his son’s wedding to Amama Mbabazi’s daughter. Nzeyi promised to give his passports to the commission so that they can verify that he was in Nairobi. Nzeyi was seen on Saturday at Mbabazi’s daughter’s wedding in Kololo yet his lawyers had told the commission that he was supposed to come back in the country yesterday.

DISTANCED MBABAZI FROM TEMANGALO LAND

Nzeyi also distanced Amama Mbabazi from Temangalo land fraud. He said that the land Mbabazi sold to National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in 2008, where Nzeyi was given powers of attorney is located in Buyera village not Temangalo

The commission is still investigating the matter

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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Music Promoters Plan To Petition Speaker Over Bobiwine – Police Harrasmentent

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Music promoters are set to petition the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga protesting the move by police to block all Bobi Wine’s concerts during the festive season

According to Kyadondo East MP also known as Bobi Wine, police banned all his planned concert without a clear explanation. Promoters under their umbrella Uganda Music Promoters and Venue Owners’ Network notified the speaker about the petition to be presented tomorrow.
Speaking to media, the association’s coordinator Tony Ssempijja said they are meeting today to finalize their arrangements.

Ssempijja further add as that police’s ban on Bobi concerts is likely to force promoters, venue owners and musicians out of the business and this comes after police blocked Bobi Wine’s concert in Jinja over the weekend.

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Three Killed In Mukono Robbery Shoot-Out

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Three suspected robbers have been killed in a shoot-out with security guards at Biyinzika Poultry farm in Mukono District, the Grapevine has learnt.

About 10 men armed with one riffle raided Biyinzika Poultry farm at on 16th December 2018 at about 0200 hours and attempted to steal chicken.

In the process of the robbery, there was exchange of fire with the guards at the farm hence killing three suspected robbers. One has been identified as James Adrey of Ngora District.

The Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police Luke Owoyesigyire said that other two bodies have not been identified and were therefore taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem.

“We also recovered chicken in sacks at the scene of crime and the hunt is still on for the rest of the team that is suspected to have been involved in this foiled robbery,” he said.

Investigations are ongoing via Mukono Police vide SD 02/16/12/2018.

By Remmy Atugonza

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BodaBoda 2010 Patron Kitata Has A case To Answer.

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BodaBoda 2010 patron Abudallah Kitata (in yellow) listen to court proceedings in Makindye

 

Boda Boda 2010 Association Patron Mr. Abudallah Kitatta and 9 of his co-accused have this afternoon been requested to prepare their defence against charges of unlawful possession of firearms and military equipment, the Grapevine has learnt

Mr. Kitatta and his co-accused appeared before a seven-member panel led by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti this afternoon and were told that testimonies from different witnesses had pinned them and therefore had a case to answer. However, three of Kitatta’s co-accused who included Jonathan Kayondo, Hassan Ssengoba and Sunday Ssemogerere were acquitted because none of them was found at Boda Boda 2010 association offices in Nateete at the time of their arrest and Court further said Ngobi Sowali and Ibrahim Sekajja were in the car that had firearms at Vine Hotel while Amon Twinomujuni, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Sebatta, John Sebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika have a case to answer because they were found at Boda Boda 2010 association offices in Nateete during arrest, according to the testimonies of the witnesses.

Bodaboda 2010 boss Mr Abdulah Kitata was arrested on Saturday 20th of January 2018, after two of his members confessed to CMI that they had participated in the gruesome killing of Case Clinic Accountant, Francis Ekalungar. However the security agency CMI delayed to reveal Kitata whereabout until on the 29th of January when he was first tried in the General Court martial

By Remmy Atugonza

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