Pepper Investigative Unit has landed on highly confidential papers exposing dubious deals Gen (Rtd) Caleb Akandwanaho aka Salim Saleh has been pursuing with the Rwandan fugitive Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa.
Tribert Rujugiro is the proprietor of Meridian Tobacco Company Ltd based in Arua District, with its head offices in Kireka, as well as in Leaf Tobacco and Commodities Company Ltd.
We have reliably learnt that in order to effectively manage his vast business investments in Uganda, Rujugiro has corrupted high level Ugandan government officials including Gen. Salim Saleh by offering him 15% of the shares in Leaf Tobacco and Commodities Company Ltd.
In a memorandum of understanding signed on 13th June 2017 between Leaf Tobacco and Commodities Ltd and Gen. Saleh, with Rujugiro and Ruth Sebatindira (Director and Secretary of Leaf Tobacco and Commodities Ltd) signing as witnesses, Gen. Saleh was granted 15% of the shares in the company as a silent/passive member without voting powers.
The MoU further states that in return, Gen. Saleh would provide security services to the company for its businesses within Uganda and abroad, upon terms and conditions to be specified in the agreement.
Sources further indicate that Salim Saleh has assured Rujugiro maximum protection during his business errands to Uganda.
Related information we have gathered from insiders in NRM is that Rujugiro is the force behind the move to lift presidential age limit.
Our reliable source from NRM has intimated to us that Rujugiro is the main sponsor of the ongoing constitutional amendments regarding presidential age limit using funds obtained from his vast dubious businesses in Uganda especially Tobacco business.
He is reported to have released huge sums of money through Salim Saleh to ensure that the ongoing constitutional amendments regarding age limit pass without fail.
He has promised the NRM through Saleh to pay hefty sums of money to parliamentarians in an effort to persuade them to vote in favour of the envisaged constitutional amendment.