Minister Sam Kutesa

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Kahamba Kuteesa has revealed that there nothing much that government of Uganda can do to secure the release of socialite Sulaiman Kabangala commonly known as SK Mbuga who is currently detained at Awir Central Jail in Dubai.

Mbuga was early this year arrested in Dubai over allegations of fraud. Together with his wife, Angela Vivienne Chebet, 33, the couple is accused of fraudulent transfer of money amounting to 53m Kronor (about Shs23 billion) from a company account Chebet was running with her 71-year old Swedish boyfriend, Sten Heinsoo.

Appearing before the committee of parliament on foreign affairs, Kuteesa was tasked to explain what Ministry of Foreign Affairs had done to secure the release of Ugandans incarcerated in various detention facilities in different countries and Ugandan a properties broad that are alleged to have been sold to property moguls.

Kuteesa said Mbuga’s case is complicated that it is him to battle it out in the foreign courts of law, adding the government played its role of availing him doctors, visiting him and lawyers are ready to defend him.

He said government through Uganda property management is looking after the 39 commissions and other properties.

The committee that was chaired by Hood Katuramu , queried him to explain the whereabout of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jonathan Baroza who doubled as the former Personal Assistant to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), General Kale Kayihura however, Kutesasaid it police to coordinate with Interpol to bring him home. He is wanted over unknown issues