By Ivan Mwine
Popular local musician Catherine Kusasira is reportedly treading on tough financial times to the extent that she has started selling off some of her assets so as to clear off some debts.
Our Moles have learnt that Kusasira has since sold off the Land Cruiser VX vehicle registration number UBF 610S that President Yoweri Kaguta gifted her with in 2019, which she would use for official duty as Presidential Advisor on Ghetto Affairs and Matters Concerning Artistes.
We have however learnt that Kusasira, who is also a staunch National Resistance Movement (NRM) mobiliser, decided to sell the Land Cruiser two weeks ago to car dealers at Pine, along Lumumba Avenue, a deal that saw her bag at least Shs230m, minus brokers’ fees.
However, Kusasira, Moles reveal, executed the deal so meticulously and secretly because she didn’t want word about it to leak, only that she couldn’t hide the news from our Moles.
Meanwhile, Kusasira has been living on a lay-low ever since she was arrested early this year by the State House Anti-Corruption Taskforce over allegations that she had connived with others to fleece over Shs4.5Bn from unsuspecting Ugandans, who they promised to take abroad on study scholarships, while others were promised lucrative deals from State House.
Kusasira was arrested along with popular pastor Siraje Ssemanda, gospel singer Maggie Kayima aka Nabbi Omukazi, although their other accomplice, city pastor Mondo Mugisha fled arrest and has since settled in the USA.
Although Pastor and Nabbi Omukazi were jailed following their arrest, it is said Kusasira survived the coolers thanks to the hundreds of millions that she allegedly spread around to ensure that her name is not included on the case file after she vehemently denied the charges or having worked together with the other culprits in the multibillion heist