President Yoweri Museveni has joined multitudes of Ugandans to mourn and eulogize fallen businessman Hajji Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige alias BMK who died on Friday morning.
BMK who has been battling prostate cancer died at Nairobi Hospital where he has been admitted for a number of days.
Museveni, in a post via his social media channels said that the fallen entrepreneur will be remembered for his contribution towards building Uganda as a country.
“I commiserate with the family of Dr. Hajji Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige (BMK), relatives, business associates, and well-wishers. Dr. Bulaimu will forever be remembered for his indelible contribution towards building a fortune in Uganda and Africa. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the President wrote.
At 67, BMK has been the Chairman and Managing Director of the BMK Group of companies, whose member businesses range from hospitality, heavy machinery, Construction, Banking and finance.
His businesses are wide spread among African countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia.
In the hospitality sector, the mogul owned two hotels in Uganda (Kampala and Moroto) and one hotel in Lusaka, Zambia.
He owned a motorcycle supply chain that has branches in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia, a construction leasing company in Rwanda, an oil equipment company in Uganda and two forex bureaus in Kampala.
In public service, he has been serving as the Chairman of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association and was a former board member of the Ugandan North American Association – UNAA.