Who is Hajji Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, early life, Age and family of a Ugandan investigative journalist.
Hajji Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira is an investigative journalist, popular talk show host, President Uganda Journalists Association, businessman, husband and a father.
He is a darling to the Moslem community and he was awarded by the community for his humanity and hard work. He is a freedom fighter who uses media to create awareness as well as educate and do a watchdog role as a journalist.
He was aligned to save residents in Wandegeya who were to face evictions by the said investors. Kazibwe was sued to courts of Law.
Early Life and Background
Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira aged 34 was born in Bukomansimbi in Masaka District to Rukia Nakalema (mother) and Abudallah Kazibwe (RIP). Kazibwe attended Kabaseegu Universal Pentecostal Primary School, then Ndwage where he sat for his PLE exam.
From Ndwage, Kazibwe Bashir joined Mende Kalema Secondary School in Wakiso District, where he sat for his UCE exam and then moved to Kibibi Secondary School in Butambala where he sat for his UACE exam.
After high school, Kazibwe joined the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) graduating with a Degree in Journalism. He went ahead with his studies and attained a Diploma in Investigative Journalism from Ankerer State University in Turkey.
Work and Experience
Kazibwe, a renowned political show host has worked in various media houses including Voice of Africa, Pearl FM, Suubi FM, and currently on Bukedde Fa Ma Embuutikizi and NBS Television.
Kazibwe Bashir is a political talk show host, hosting programs like The Eagle airing on Sunday from 3 pm to 5 pm, One on One with Tamale Mirundi, presidential advisor on media on Tuesdays, ‘Ensi n’Ebayo with Dr Kaliisa.
Kazibwe is also working with Vision Group, under Bukedde Fa Ma 100.5 ‘Embuutikizi’ a local radio station where he presents a popular investigative program locally known as ‘Ekiryatabaala’ from 3 pm to 5 pm, Bbaasi-Dduniya on Sunday from 9 am to 11 am.
He recently declared interest to contest for Member of Parliament in Kawempe South held by Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) member, Mubarak Munyagwa an idea welcomed by his followers and fans.
Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira is the president of Uganda Journalist Association (UJA) elected in September 2018 replacing Robert Kagoro who had served at the helm of Association for two consecutive terms.
He owns an online Radio Station called Nyce Radio, and a Media training academy called Green Field Media Academy located in Mengo, a Kampala suburb.
The Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) President, Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira was poisoned by unknown persons in 2019. This was confirmed by his doctors in a Nairobi hospital where he was rushed for treatment in a statement he released by his wife Zulfah Kazibwe while in Nairobi Kenya.
Kazibwe was first taken to International Hospital in Kampala (IHK) on Sunday, June 2 2019, at around 3 pm after he developed an attack that could not enable him to complete hosting the political talk show on NBS TV “The Eagle”.
He was admitted after complaints of excruciating pain in the abdomen, terrible headache and fever at International Hospital Kampala (IHK).
Doctors discharged Mbaziira at around 10 pm. However, upon reaching home, the condition deteriorated and he was re-admitted at IHK. According to Zulfah Kazibwe, his wife after several tests conducted, Kazibwe was diagnosed with malaria, it was treated but his condition kept on worsening.
With no complete relief registered, Mbaziira’s family and friends opted to airlift to an undisclosed hospital for security purposes in Nairobi, Kenya in the company of his wife Zulfah Kazibwe, brother and close friends for further medical attention after being discharged from International Hospital Kampala (IHK).
After fighting his life back, the hospital where he spent close to two weeks receiving treatment was revealed. It was Guru Nanak Hospital in Nairobi, a privately owned hospital.
Posting on Facebook Page, the renowned political show host said his body has been taken on the edge of death only to be saved by Allah (God).
“It’s been 18 excruciatingly painful days of coming face to face with death itself. The confirmed cause? Lethal Poisoning. Why? The doers will answer to their Lord,” Kazibwe disclosed.
“My Doctors at a Nairobi Hospital have advised that am to keep on medication for the next six months with a physical medical review and re-examination every month.”
Also, Kazibwe said the events surrounding his poisoning have made him resolutely firm had high in spirit to stick to what matters most in his career. The doctors discovered ‘poisonous chemicals’ which had damaged his liver, however, doctors managed to recover his life because the poison had not yet circulated in his entire body, it was inhaled poison.
After his return back home, Kazibwe Bashir disclosed how he was poisoned, he said for long the government has been trying silence him off. In his statements, he says it began with hard cash but as things intensified, dangerous tactics were used including poisoning.
Kazibwe’s Statement in full
On various occasions, I was approached by various people asking me to accept money and leave Uganda to any European country of my choice but I rejected these offers because they are nothing, and I will never lose hope and stop fighting for justice.
Ugandans, even when the times before us are very dark, never should we lose hope in what we believe in as a nation and as a generation; A free, just and progressive Uganda.
I call upon all Ugandans to join the campaign of Kyadondo East MP Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine of taking a central role in the governance of this country individually being responsible, commonly known as ‘Twebereremu’ I will stick on Bobi Wine until liberating Uganda from Mafias.
The events surrounding my life have made my resolute firm and high in spirit to stick to what matters most in my career as a journalist; Speaking truth to power, speaking for the voiceless. Even if it means death I am more than ready.
However, The Uganda government is mute on my issues as to why I was subjected to being poisoned claiming that I have failed even to provide any medical evidence regarding my allegations that I was poisoned.
Family and Religious Affiliation
Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira is married to Zulfah Kazibwe and a staunch Muslim believer.