City socialite Brian Kirumira alias Bryan White might be busy at Mutima Beach trying to find bodies of the victims of the deadly boat cruise that led to the death of scores of people on Saturday, but there is trouble in Kampala.
The Bryan White Foundation boss has been given ten days to file his defence on allegations of failing to pay $160,000 (about Shs591,406,000) for a car in his possession.
Remember the time Police surrounded his home? The case is still ongoing.
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The case had come up for hearing of an application for leave to appear and defend himself (Bryan White) before the High Court Commercial Division.
Bryan White, through his lawyer Mr John Bulungu, raised concerns that the car in question is not in his names and the price was way higher than what it was supposed to be sold at.
“My lord, my client does not even have the car. It was impounded by the complainant who is also the seller thus we seek for leave of court to file our defence,” Mr Bulungu said.
However Mr Alex Binyenda’s (complainant) lawyer, Mr Anthony Wameli denied ever impounding or having any problem transferring the names of the car to Bryan White’s names.
Mr Wameli told court that Mr Binyenda, who is the biggest shareholder of Internal Security Systems Uganda Limited, has no problem changing names of the owner of the car into Bryan White’s names; the only problem is payment.
The trial Judge David Wangutusi agreed with Mr Bulungu’s submissions and told them them to file their defence within 10 days from today (November 28).
Mr Binyenda claims that on May 15, 2018, Bryan White by agreement purchased his motor vehicle Registration No. UBA 063 J, Mercedes Benz at a total of over Shs900million.
He says that the socialite paid cash of over Shs300 million leaving a balance of over Shs500 million and immediately upon executing the said agreement, Bryan White took possession of the car and has been using it.
“After some time, the plaintiff kept demanding for the balance from the defendant but he kept dodging and hiding from him,” Binyenda’s claim reads in part.
Binyenda claims that, despite several demands, the Bryan White has refused, failed or neglected to pay his balance of over Shs500million and as a result he has been deprived of his right to have and use his money.