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RDC Intervenes in Late Karambuzi Family Feud

In memory of Karambuzi, Museveni built a 32 roomed commercial building in Kabale Municipality along Kabale – Katuna road to support his family. However, Karambuzi sisters accuse their younger brother Happy Karambuzi of using the building alone.
Kabale RDC Godfrey Nyakahuma after inspecting Karamuzi complex in Mwanjari along Kabale-Katuna road (Photo Credit Samuel Amanya)

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Godfrey Nyakahuma, Kabale Resident District Commissioner has intervened in wrangles between family members of the late James Karambuzi, a former Front for National Salvation (FRONASA) war hero.

The late James Karambuzi, a resident of Igabiro village in Mwanjari ward Southern Division, Kabale Municipality, together with David Kagoro Kangire, a resident of Kasoni village, Central ward, Mparo Town Council Rukiga district and Joseph Bitwari former Kabale District Commissioner were executed on February 10, 1973, on the orders of the former president, Idi Amin Dada after being charged with treason.   

They were executed by firing squad commanded by one Lieutenant Colonel Fadhul who was attached to Makenke Military Barracks in Mbarara District.

In memory of Karambuzi, Museveni built a 32 roomed commercial building in Kabale Municipality along Kabale – Katuna road to support his family. However, Karambuzi sisters accuse their younger brother Happy Karambuzi of using the building alone.

Karambuzi’s elder sister, Constance Akankwasa, says that their brother also received a truck, which he uses alone and repeatedly turns down their request for financial assistance.

On Friday, Nyakahuma invited both parties in his office for a meeting that lasted four hours.

Nyakahuma says that he intervened in the matter on orders of the President. Nyakahuma said that both parties reached a consensus to have the complex not shared but ownership transferred from Happy Karambuzi into all children of the late James Karambuzi who are still alive.

According to Nyakahuma, both parties have agreed to share profits generated from the house in form of rent as a family. They have agreed that grandchildren of the deceased James Karambuzi’s children get 30 percent of the profits while 70 percent will be shared by Happy Karambuzi, Akankwasa, and Kenyangye.

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Nyakahuma also says that the parties have agreed to open a joint account bank in Centenary bank where rent collected from the complex will be saved until the time of sharing and to make Constance Akankwasa the principal signatory. 

Akankwasa and Kenyangye also agreed to withdraw the court case.  Nyakahuma also explains that they also agreed that Happy Karambuzi takes full control of the tipper lorry but will first use some of the profits generated to pay the lawyers of Akankwasa and Kenyangye. He says that the agreement will be effected on January 1, 2022.

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Happy Karambuzi agreed with the meeting resolutions and promised to honour them.  Akankwasa and Kenyangye also agreed to withdraw the court case.

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