From nowhere, socialite Bryan White was the talk of town. Splashing bundles of money became his trade. Bryan White has been in the news since last year for his philanthropic ways of giving money to the poor, helping the sick, but many questioned his intentions.
For long people wondered who he was, and why his help feels like a reality TV show, complete with cameras flashing and ‘fake tears’, but mostly where he got his money.
This morning White broke the silence about his source of income, in a very long post on his Facebook account, title: “Bryan White: my biography and source of income.”
In the post he stated that he was an heir to his step father who died in 2014 in Italy.
“Last year in September, my sister Sarah gave me a call and asked that I travel to Italy and meet the lawyers of our late step-father’s estate company. He had left a WILL and I was to carry on with his business, I was his heir. He has quite a significant amount of savings on his account and it’s from that that I brought some to Africa and precisely Uganda.”
My name is Kirumira Brian and commonly known as Bryan White. White was given to me by my Stepfather Claudio an Italian who passed on two years back. I am an orphan. I was born in 1985 and at the age of one my father abandoned us. I am the last born of four. Our first-born is Sarah Kasumba who lives in Italy, our second born was Kalule Edward who passed on and the third born is Kabwama Robinson. Our other stepbrother from our Italian stepfather passed on as well.
When our father abandoned us, our mother left for Italy sometime in 1986 for greener pastures, I was a year old then. My mother then got married to an Italian business man called Claudio who was dealing in real estate. He would buy old houses, renovate them and re-sell them as new. He accumulated funds and grew bigger in business. I later learned that my mother had contracted HIV together with her then husband. My mother had had a son Michael with our step father Claudio but unfortunately he too passed on too later. In 1993 my mother returned to Uganda and that is how I met my step brother. When she returned she took with her our elder sister Sarah. Unfortunately in 1997 my mother died and Sarah took over business with my step-father. 1999 our brother Kalule died. Sarah then started sending us some money and its then that I started doing business too. I would buy and sell cars and make off small profits.
In 2014 our step-father died. Last year in September, my sister Sarah gave me a call and asked I travel to Italy and meet the lawyers of our late step-father’s estate company. He had left a WILL and I was to carry on with his business, I was his heir. He has quite a significant amount of savings on his account and it’s from that that I brought some to Africa and precisely Uganda.