President Museveni’s brother, Michael Nuwagira alias Toyota, has been named for having acted as a broker to Biras Properties that dubiously acquired government land on plot 60/62 Alidina road in Jinja.
Biras Managing Director, Simpson Birungi told the Lands Inquiry Commission that Nuwagira alias, Toyota told him lucrative government property in Jinja which he helped him to acquire within days at 2.5 million shillings.
Birungi had previously asked not to reveal Michael Nuwagira’s name in public but when cornered further, he seemingly forgotten and mentioned Toyota as the lead broker. He had also named one Ibanda as the broker.
Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire was armed with information to show that the members of the first family and particularly Toyota was involved in influencing the process that eventually lead to the demolition of a government building.
But Birungi still insisted that he had only gone for consultations with Michael Nuwagira alias Toyota.
Simpson Birungi said he knowingly took over the building knowing that there were tenants but he did not discuss with them at the time he was taken to the building.