Who is Robert Kabushenga? Daily Express bring you the full Biography, Early Life, Education, Networth, Wife, Family, work and experience of former Vision Group CEO.
Robert Kabushenga is a Ugandan media personality, Lawyer. He mostly worked at the The Vision Group as the Chief Executive Officer a position he has had since January 2007 when he replaced William Pike.
Kabushenga holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala. He is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a member of the Uganda and East Africa Law Societies.
Kabushenga’s previous work experience includes Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre, Company Secretary and Legal Officer of this company as well as Legal and Administration Officer of the Monitor Publications Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Early Life and Education of Robert Kabushenga
Robert Kabushenga was born on November 21, 1967 to the late Geoffrey Sabiti Kabushenga in Kampala. He completed his Bachelors degree in law at Makerere University and served at the Foreign Ministry.
Robert Kabushenga went further and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC), Kampala. He as well attended the American Academy of International Law, Dallas Texas. He is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a member of the Uganda and East Africa Law Societies.
Robert Kabushenga – Work and Experience
Robert Kabushenga began hustling at a very tender age, the first job he worked for his mom vending bread scones or buns as they used to be called which his mom used to make at home.
He also worked as a panelist and later moderator on the popular Capital Gang radio programme at 91.3 Capital FM in the early 2000s.
Robert Kabushenga till now has been the CEO of the Vision Group in Uganda a position he has held since January 2007. He is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a member of the Uganda and East African Law Societies.
Before joining Vision Group, Kabushenga served as the Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre, a public affairs department in the office of the President Government of Uganda. In this role, he worked as a government spokesman and was responsible for government communications.
Robert Kabushenga had earlier worked as Board Secretary for the New Vision PPCL for three years until 2005, Company Secretary and Legal Officer of this company as well as Legal and Administration Officer of the Monitor Publications Ltd and also the Chief Executive Director of Vision Eye Institute Ltd.
He worked on attachments with The Times of London newspaper at the time he attended the American Academy of International Law, Dallas Texas.
Kabushenga as well worked as a political talk show host and columnist for nine years before retiring to concentrate on his new managerial responsibilities.
He is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
In the decade Mr Kabushenga has been in charge of New Vision, the media group has opened six radio stations, launched four television stations, including the popular Bukedde TV, TV West, Urban TV and Luo TV and moved into digital publishing with the NewVision App.
Under his tenure, the company’s annual profit grew by 56%, from Shs3.4billion in 2007 to Shs5.2 billion in 2015.
Robert Kabushenga – Family
Robert Kabushenga is married to Cindy Kabushenga and together they have children.
Kabushenga – net worth
In 2012, Robert Kabushenga net worth was estimated to be at 15m USD. He is the brain behind the real estate revolutionary Akright projects Limited.
Robert Kabushenga – His Controversies
In 2013, Robert Kabushenga asked the court to chase out journalists out of the courtroom the time he was being tried for illegally taking his grandmother’s piece of land.
Kabushenga pleaded with Justice Michael Elubu arguing, that they had damaged his reputation already by circulating information of his arrest the previous day. However, Justice Elubu kept a deaf ear and did not allow his pleas to be considered.
Meanwhile, his lawyer Michael Akampuriira, of Akampuriira partners asked the court to refuse all letters of the administration saying, that his client’s grandmother signed them ignorantly since she is too old to read or interpret what she is writing.
Faith Kabushenga, 90 years, being ridden in a wheelchair, dismissed the claim saying, that even if she is blind she can reason very well.
“Blind eyes are not connected to my intelligent head. I can reason very well and my husband’s property has got its rightful owner, not somebody whom I just knew twenty years after he was born,” she told the court.
The piece of land in question measures to 100 acres of which 38 are located in Nyakabungo Rugyeyo and 62 acres in Kayonza Butogota in Kanungu district.
Robert Kabushenga however won the case against his grandmother. According to Justice Michael Elubu revoked the letters of administration under claims that they appeared to be forged, and the court ordered the family to compensate Kabushenga.
Mr Kabushenga and his Uncle Solomon Kabushenga demanded 108m Uganda shillings compensation from his grandmother Canon Faith Kabushenga and Rev. Dr Hamlet Kabushenga but later the two parties settled on 14m shillings.