Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige

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Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige
Born 1955 (age 59–60)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Occupation Businessman & Entrepreneur
Years active 1997 — present
Known for Investments
Home town Kampala
Religion Islam

Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige, commonly known as BMK, is a Ugandan businessman, entrepreneur and hotel owner. He is one of the wealthiest people in Uganda.[1]


In 1997, BMK started with a 40-room motel on Kololo Hill, a prestigious location within Kampala's central business district. He named his hotel, Hotel Africana. During the next ten years, the hotel grew into a four star establishment, with 233 rooms, a swimming pool, manicured gardens and a conference center, the Africana Conference Center, with a seating capacity of 3,500 delegates.[2] In addition to the hotel, BMK has invested in real estate, construction equipment, motorcycle distributorships and foreign exchange bureaus.

Business Interests[edit]

Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige is the Chairman and Managing Director of the BMK Group of companies, whose member businesses include:[3]

Other responsibilities[edit]

In addition to his private business interests, Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige serves in the following public positions:

  • He is the current Chairman of the Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA).[6]
  • He is a former Board Member of the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA)[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Michael Kanaabi, and Ssebidde Kiryowa (6 January 2012). "Uganda: The Deepest Pockets". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Newvision, Archive (22 August 2006). "Hotel Africana Celebrates 9 Years". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Muwanga, David (30 December 2008). "Third World Easier To Invest In, Says BMK". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ BOU, . (2013). "Licensed Forex Bureau In Uganda As of 2013" (PDF). Bank of Uganda (BOU). Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Newvision, Archives (20 October 2006). "BMK Smells Bunyoro Oil Money". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Bwogi, Charles (15 July 2005). "URA Scraps Tax On Hotel Items". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "About Ugandan North American Association". UNAA. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 

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