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Businessman Wilson Kyambadde freed after completing his prison term
Wilson Kyambadde, the husband of the minister of trade, industry and cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde, has been released from jail after serving his six months prison term.

Wilson Kyambadde, the husband of the minister of trade, industry and cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde, has been released from jail after serving his six months prison term.

Kyambadde was in jail over a 1 billion shillings debt he failed to clear, four years after a court in Kampala ordered him to pay.

Kyambadde was arrested by Moses Kirunda, a court bailiff, at Old Kampala as he was trying to board a taxi to Mityana to attend a burial.

 

Mr Kyambadde was taken to the Civil Division of the High Court, where he had since 2013 failed to appear in person, and the Deputy Registrar in-charge of execution matters, Ms Flavia Nassuna Matovu, committed him to serve six months in civil prison.

 

In 2013, court issued a decree ordering Kyambadde to pay a sum of US$ 300,000 (about sh1.08b) and sh32.29m as costs to businessman Amdan Khan.

This followed a suit that was filed by the businessman seeking to recover his money and accusing him of fraud.

In 2012, according to court records, Mr Kyambadde approached Mr Khan and claimed he had a building on Nasser Road in central Kampala, which he allegedly said had been offered to him by State House.

He reportedly informed Mr Khan he was looking for a buyer of the building and the latter picked interest and made $300,000 (Shs1.1b) down payment.

 

Mr Kyambadde allegedly returned to Mr Khan with forged ownership documentation he purported had been issued by State House, which the businessman discovered were falsified.

The latter subsequently sued Mr Kyambadde to recover his money, but without success.

Mr Kyambadde will still be required to pay back the money he owes Mr Khan.