Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige
10/02/1953 - 09/10/2021
Obituary For Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige
Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige, commonly known as BMK, was a Ugandan businessman, entrepreneur, and hotel owner. In 1986, BMK Group started a general trade and manufacturing company. Ten years later in 1997 Hotel Africana was born with only 40-rooms they have now expanded to 233 rooms and 30 serviced apartments 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 five star establishment, with several amenities, a swimming pool, manicured gardens, and a conference center, the Africana Conference Center, with a seating capacity of 3,500 delegates. In addition to the hotel, BMK has invested in real estate, construction equipment, motorcycle distributorship, and foreign exchange bureaus across East and Central Africa. He was also the founder of the Boda Boda rides a term he sayswas first used at the Boda of Uganda and Kenya when people used to cross on bicycles he later introduced Motorcycles imported from Japan and the culture of Boda Boda’s was born. Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige is the Chairman and Managing Director of the BMK Group of companies, whose member businesses include: Hotel Africana, 2-4 Wampewo Avenue, Kololo Hill, Kampala, Uganda, BMK Group (U) Limited, Nateete, Kampala, Uganda, BMK Group (K) Limited, Nairobi, Kenya, BMK Group (T) Limited, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, BMK Group (R) Limited, Kigali, Rwanda BMK Group (Z) Limited, Lusaka, Zambia, Hotel Africana Forex Bureau 1, 2-4 Wampewo Avenue, Kampala, Uganda, Hotel Africana Forex Bureau 2, 16-18 William Street, Kampala Uganda, BMK Construction Leasing Company, Kigali, Rwanda, BMK Oil Equipment Company, Kampala, Uganda.Dr. BMK has been very instrumental in raising funds to support sickle cell initiatives from the Ugandan business community.