Businessman BMK alive, but battling for life, says family

Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige, commonly known as BMK, is a Ugandan businessman, entrepreneur and hotel owner (PHOTO /Courtesy)

KAMPALA — A family member to Dr. Bulayimu Muwanga Kibirige, popularly known as BMK has dismissed reports that the businessman is dead —lebelling the circulating death romour as inaccurate.

The family member, however, says the 68 year old businessman known for his honesty, charity and being a trail blazer in several sectors is battling for life in Nairobi, Kenya.

BMK is one of the wealthiest people in Uganda.

In 1986, BMK Group started a general trade and manufacturing company. Ten years later in 1997 Hotel Africana was born with only 40-rooms they have now expanded to 233 rooms and 30 serviced apartments on Kololo Hill, a prestigious location within Kampala’s central business district.

He named his hotel, Hotel Africana. During the next ten years, the hotel grew into a four star establishment, with several amenities, a swimming pool, manicured gardens and a conference center, the Africana Conference Center, with a seating capacity of 3,500 delegates.

In addition to the hotel, BMK has invested in real estate, construction equipment, motorcycle distributorships and foreign exchange bureaus across East and Central Africa.

BMK is the chairman and managing director of the BMK Group of companies, whose member businesses include: Hotel Africana Kampala, 2-4 Wampewo Avenue, Kololo Hill, l
Hotel Africana Moroto,
Hotel Africana Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia
BMK Motorcycles (U) Limited, Nateete,
BMK Motorcycles (K) Limited, Nairobi, Kenya
BMK Motorcycles (T) Limited, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BMK Motorcycles (R) Limited, Kigali, Rwanda
BMK Motorcycles (Z) Limited, Lusaka, Zambia.

He also owns Hotel Africana Forex Bureau 1,
Hotel Africana Forex Bureau 2,
BMK Construction Leasing Company, Kigali, Rwanda, BMK Oil Equipment Company, Kampala, Uganda among others.

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