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Shumuk Director Runs To Museveni, Claims Witch-Hunt Over Forgery Charges

City businessman Shukla Mukesh has petitioned President Museveni, citing witch-hunt in connection with the charges of forgery against him in court.

In a letter dated November 22nd, Mukesh, who is the proprietor of Shumuk Group of Companies, claims that his investments in the country are at stake because of what he termed “fake orders” from the Judiciary.

“The dubious sanction of orders from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) on felony 2013, fake order by the Judiciary in 2014 had already embarrassed the country and business community,” his letter to the President reads in part.

The businessman was last month charged with 13 counts of forgery, uttering forged documents and conspiracy to commit a felony.

He allegedly forged the signature of Chief Justice Bart Katureebe in connection with his property wrangle with deceased businessman Boney Katatumba. He denied the charges and was released on bail pending trial.

Mr Mukesh has been embroiled in legal battles with the late Katatumba over ownership of various properties.

According to prosecution, on April 17, 2015 in Kampala, Mukesh forged 6 letters for official handover of Hotel Diplomate in Muyenga purporting to have been signed by late Boney Katatumba, Boney Mwebesa Katatumba (Managing director)  Anne Grace Katatumba (director), Angela Katatumba(daughter), Rugirwa Katatumba(son), Ian Katatumba (son) and Karyegira George William (ASP) officer in charge of security of the chief justice.

And in his letter to the President, he said he is ready to fight for his property.

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“The systematic witch hunting on purchased property on plot 970/971 and illegal acts of culprits would not deter the company from claiming the owned property,” reads part of the petition.

Senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama confirmed receipt of the letter, saying the President is studying it.

 

 

 

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