lifestyleug.com__BMK Dr Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige has died
BMK operates a chain of spare part stores in Uganda, Dubai, Japan and Zambia on top of Hotel Africana FILE PHOTO

A Ugandan businessman known as Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige, commonly called BMK, has died. He is said to have died from complications caused by cancer, which he fought for four years.

Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige, commonly called BMK, a businessman from Uganda, has died. It is believed that BMK died from complications related to cancer, which he had been battling for the last four years.

BMK, 67, is the owner of several businesses, including Hotel Africana, which has made him a household name.

Hotel Africana is not BMK’s only venture. He has spare parts dealing outlets in Uganda, Dubai, Japan, and Zambia.

Mr Kibirige’s close family member Eng Mubarak Ngobya told Daily Monitor that he and Mr Kibirige talked by phone at 5:30 am on Friday before he (Mr Kibirige) was pronounced dead shortly after.

Ngobya also stated that “the family is making arrangements to have the entrepreneur’s body transported back to his ancestral village in Nkoowe, Wakiso District, central Uganda.”

Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige (BMK) wrote a book last year, titled “My Story of Building A Fortune in Africa,” in which he chronicled his development as a coffee trader in Masaka to a respected businessman in Kampala and beyond.

BMK said that in 1982, during his maiden business trip to Japan, a briefcase stolen at the airport cost him $52,000, about Sh190m.

“A thief grabbed the suitcase and ran as fast as he could,” he wrote

BMK’s funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.