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Who is Hassan Basajjabalaba?

Who is Hassan Basajjabalaba?: Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, age, family, wife, tribe, net worth, assets, work and experience, early life, education of the proprietor of Kampala International University.

Hassan Basajjabalaba is a Ugandan businessman and politician. He’s one of the wealthiest Ugandans and the chairperson of the ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) entrepreneurs’ league.

Businesses and investments

Hassan Basajjabalaba is the CEO of five companies in Uganda that includes; Haba Group, Victoria International Trading Company, Sheila Investments, Yudaya International Limited, and the First Merchant International Trading Company Limited.

Basajjabalaba is the proprietor of Kampala International University bearing campuses in Kampala, Bushenyi and Kampala International University School of Health Sciences including a teaching hospital with a bed capacity of 1,150.

He as well owns two hostels close to the Western campus, KIU.

Besides schools, Basajjabalaba runs hides and skins business, a tea factory at Butare in Kyamuhunga, another at Nyakashaka, Bushenyi District and a large piece of land close to Buhweju tea factory. 

Basajjabalaba also heads Kampala City Abattoir Traders Development Association. 

At one time Butchers under this association demanded that Basajjabalaba quits the position having headed the association for 12 years which gave him a monopoly over the business in 2011 but their efforts went in vain. 


In early 2020, Basajjabalaba was ordered to refund over 142bn shillings that were compensated to him by the government for losing city markets that include; Owino, Nakasero and Shauliyako markets plus the Constitutional Square. 

This followed the cancellation of the contract to run, manage and redevelop Kampala city markets. However, it was revealed that the contract was illegally entered minus the Attorney Generals consent.

The judges also ruled that the then Kampala City governing body, the Kampala City Council (KCC) wrongly tampered with the Constitutional Square which is a resting space for the public.

Basajjabalaba was dragged to court by Legal Brains Trust Uganda together with his five companies that include; Haba Group, Victoria International Trading Company, Sheila Investments, Yudaya International Limited and the First Merchants International Trading Company.