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Simbamanyo Estates Tycoon Peter Kamya is dead

According to local reports, Kamya passed on Friday morning in Nairobi Hospital where he was rushed two days ago in a worsening situation.

Rest in Peace: Kampala architect and businessman Peter Kamya is dead

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Kampala Businessman, Peter Kamya popularly known as Simbamanyo is dead. Kamya is/was the former owner of Simbamanyo House in Kampala, Afrique Suites in Mutungo and proprietor of Simbamanyo Estates Limited.

Lawyer Robert Kagoro confirmed Kamya’s death on Friday morning and said the tycoon died in a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya where he had been admitted two days ago with a strange illness.

“He has been sick for some time. He was first admitted at Nakasero hospital some days ago before he was referred to Nairobi about two days ago,” Mr Kagoro of Muwema and Co. Advocates told this website on Friday morning.

Although he did not divulge further details regarding the businessman’s death, Kagoro hinted that Kamya’s recent court battle to reclaim his seized properties must have taken his health.

“When court stayed proceedings in the Simbamanyo estate case, it took a toll on him because we had hopes of winning the case and recovering his property,” Kagoro intimated to this reporter.

This website has further established that a local news outlet TheInvestigator recently published a story claiming the embattled businessman had been admitted to a hospital in Kampala with suspicions surrounding a possible poisoning from the people claimed to behind his endless court woes.

‘We have established that Mzee Kamya started feeling weak about four weeks ago. He was complaining about a heavy stomach, chest pain and headache. After about a week, the situation worsened and this situation nearly tore apart the family. Some were for airlifting him for specialized checkups and treatment, whereas others insisted on keeping him around. The latter group won. After about two weeks, he was discharged in a fair condition,” reported the Investigator.

Kamya, an architect by profession has since 2020 been locked in a property battle with Equity Bank, with the latter accusing his Simbamanyo Estates company of failure to service a $8.1m (Shs29.83b) loan facility.

The Court of Appeal in October this year temporarily halted proceedings in the case in which the company was challenging the sale of mortgaged property by the bank, pending the determination of the substantive application for stay of the same.

Court then issued the express order stopping the Commercial Division of the High Court from proceeding in the protracted legal battle between Simbamanyo Estates and its managing director, Kamya, against Equity Bank Limited, Luwaluwa Investments Limited as well as Katende, Ssempebwa, and Company Advocates.

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