KAMPALA – Kampala socialite Brian Kirumira, aka Bryan White, was on Friday, November 22, lost for words as police investigation officers tasked him to explain why he has failed to pay up billions of shillings he owes several people, including his landlord.
Police on Friday morning stormed Kirumira’s home in Buziga, Makindye Division and impounded three luxurious vehicles that are valued at about Shs380m each.
He was arrested on the orders of Capt Mike Mukula, the NRM vice chairman for Eastern Uganda, his landlord and others who demand over Shs1 billion from him.
He was taken to CID headquarters.
The CID spokesperson, Mr Charles Twine, told PML Daily in an interview that Captain Mukula told detectives that Kirumira is yet to pay him a balance of about Shs200 million arising from two luxurious vehicles that the socialite had bought from him.
Mr Twine said Kirumira’s landlord also appeared at CID and asked police officers to help him get his Shs500 million in rent arrears and also evict him from his home.
“He says he got vehicles from one Yassah Matovu Seguya and made all payments and provided receipt of payment in the banks. But the receipts he provided are said to be those of earlier transactions, which brings in an element that before he got the cars he had premeditated mind with intent to defraud Seguya of his goods,” Twine said.
Detectives want to establish how Mr Kirumira came into possession of the luxurious cars.
This is the second time police are conducting a related operation at Mr Kirumira’s home in just one year.
In July 2018, police raided the socialite’s home and impounded a luxurious Mercedes Benz Cross Country on allegations that he acquired it fraudulently.
It was alleged that Mr Kirumira bought a Mercedes Benz Cross Country and paid only US$100,000 of US$250,000 (about Shs930,146,032).
He allegedly promised to pay the balance, which he did not, prompting the former owner to report a criminal case of obtaining goods by false pretence against Mr Kirimira.
ASP Twine said they are looking into the cases.