Gone are days when scenes of socialites and other self-proclaimed rich men of this country dishing money to crowds had become common on our television sets and other media outlets.
It has indeed been long since we last saw the likes of Brian Kirumira alias Bryan White splashing money to the ‘needy Ugandans.’
Does anyone know where he’s at or what he’s up to these days!
Anyway, Bryan’s story is for another day but just as we were waiting for another Ugandan philanthropist to come to the rescue of the many needy fellow citizens, God ‘sent a saviour’.
On the streets of Hoima town yesterday, supporters of different political parties were seen shoving each other as they struggled to have a share of the cash that socialite and music promoter Charles Alim alias Sipapa was dishing at crowds as his convoy drove through town and at the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s candidate’s political rally.
Sipapa made his last stop at the NRM candidate, Ms Harriet Businge Mugenyi’s campaign rally where the crowd literally went mad as he flashed cash.
Security personnel were forced to intervene to control the crowd after some children were seen fainting as the crowd shoved each other in the struggle to get a share of the cash the socialite was splashing.
Sipapa said that although Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was his friend, he (Sipapa) was in town to help canvas votes for Mugenyi.
“Bobi Wine is my friend and some of you saw me campaigning for him during his before his election as MP. However, Mugenyi is also my friend and she asked me to come and help her youthful supporters ahead of the elections. I could not turn her request down although I’m not a political person. The moment I reached here (Hoima town), I saw misery painted all over people’s faces,” the socialite told journalists on Tuesday.
Bobi Wine was also in Hoima town canvasing votes for the joint Opposition candidate Asinansi Nyakato of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ahead of the Hoima Woman MP by-election slated for September 26, 2019.