Crime

City tycoon Basajjabalaba accuses IGP Kayihura, Mayor Lukwago of pocketing abattoir’s Shs19b

Hassan Basajjabalaba

Hassan Basajjabalaba

City businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba told Parliament that the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura and Kampala City Mayor Erias Lukwago misappropriated Shs19 billion collected from city abattoirs for the last six years.

Basajjabalaba was on Wednesday appearing before the committee on Presidential Affairs where he said that despite acquiring a 49 year lease in June 2001, under the Basajjabalaba Hides and Skins (BHS) Company, the two conspired against his deal costing him over 19 billion shillings.

Basajjabala also alleged that in 2011, a group loyal to Kayihura and Lukwago took over operations of money, and has for the last six years pocketed over Shs20 billion raised through daily collections at the Abattoirs without remitting the funds to Kampala Capital City Authority.

“The problem is police. Lord Mayor is the one who allowed those people to enter. How come IGP gives them (butchers’ association) security yet there’s a court order. They collect Shs10 million every day from the abbatoir. I think IGP is involved ,” said the tycoon.

The committee chaired by its vice, Susan Amero, the Amuru Woman MP has resolved to summon the two to respond to the allegations.

However, the butchers whom the businessman claims have been collecting money on behalf of Kayihura and Lukwago denied the allegations describing them as false and malicious.

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