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Minister Amelia Kyambadde’s husband released from jail, to pay his jailer Shs1b

Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde’s husband, Wilson Kyambadde is escorted to court during the hearing of his case. He has spent six months in jail. File photo.

KAMPALA–Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde’s husband, Wilson Kyambadde, has finally been released from Luzira prison.

At the time of his release, he had spent six months in Luzira Maximum prison over a Shs1 billion debt he failed to clear, four years after a court in Kampala ordered him to pay.

He was arrested last year by Moses Kirunda, a court bailiff, at Old Kampala as he was trying to board a taxi to Mityana.

He was subsequently taken to the Civil Division of the High Court where he had failed to appear since 2013 after he was ordered to pay a sum of US$ 300,000 (about Shs1.08b) and Shs32.29m as costs to businessman Amdan Khan.

The Deputy Registrar in-charge of execution matters, Flavia Nassuna Matovu committed him to serve six months in civil prison.

Kyambadde’s woes began in 2012 when he approached Khan, claiming he had a building on Nasser Road in central Kampala, which he had been offered to him by State House.

He informed Khan that he was looking for a buyer of the building. Khana, who had interest paid $300,000 (Shs1.1b) down payment.

However, the ownership documents handed over to Khana were found to be forged henceforth running to court to recover his money.

However, in addition to his six months in prison, Kyambadde will still be required to pay back Khan’s money.

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