Shukla is accused of forging the signatures of the family members of Katatumba including Annie Grace Katatumba, Angella Katatumba, Ian Katatumba, Bonny Katatumba and Rugirwa Katatumba. Mukesh allegedly did so on April 17th, 2015 and November 2017 saying that the Katatumbas had officially authorized him to take over Hotel Diplomat.
Businessman Rugirwa Katatumba
The son of the late Bonny Katatumba, Rugirwa Katatumba has denied
selling Hotel Diplomat to Shumuk Investments Limited Director Mukesh
Rugirwa was on Monday appearing before Grade One Magistrate
Stella Maris Amabilis as a state witness in the case Mukesh is facing 13
charges of forgery, uttering a false document and conspiracy to commit a
Prosecution alleges that Mukesh and others still at large forged documents for
the official handover of Hotel Diplomat.
Shukla is accused of forging the signatures of the family members of Annie Grace Katatumba, Angella Katatumba, Ian Katatumba, Bonny
Katatumba and Rugirwa Katatumba.
Mukesh forged the documents on April 17th,
2015 and November 2017 indicating that Katatumba family had authorized him
to take over Hotel Diplomat.
Prosecution also alleges that Mukesh forged the signature of George
William Kalyegira the officer in- Charge of Chief Justice Bart Katureebe's
Katatumba told court that he has never appended his signature on the
documents authorizing Mukesh to take over Hotel Diplomat.
He told court that he was shocked when his sister Angella Katatumba brought to
him the documents showing that he had consented to the sale of the hotel as
one of the Directors.
Rugirwa further told court that together with his family members they met the
Chief Justice seeking advice on how to proceed.
However, during cross examination by Mukesh's lawyer David Bwambale, Rugirwa
said he had not told police that the Mukesh was behind the forged documents.
Before he died, Katatumba said that he only sold Katatumba Suites
on Plot 2 Colville Street to Shumuk Investments Limited.
The case was adjourned to August, 13th, 2019 for further hearing.