Tuesday, October 30 2018
Sheebah Karungi's ride that has got many talking !!..The Wankona singer asked her fans to give her ride a name and they did not disappoint her when they forwarded several names and among them was Kyarenga...Read More
Monday, September 25 2017
Hummer(s), Rolls Royce, Jeep Cherokee, Range Rover Autobiography, Ferrari, BMW R1200 S, Mercs in all form of series and now, a Brabus cross country are some of the rides on Tycoon SK Mbuga's fleet. Early this year, his wife Jalia Mbuga gave birth to their second child and her present was a Merc GLE 63s AMG as seen above, inset is teh Ferrari he gave her on their wedding day last year..Read More
Tuesday, September 20 2016
Buying of cars online is one thing many are embracing lately most especially when one comes across bargains. The tax man has even made life simpler by adding a tool to their website that gives you an estimate of how much taxes you would be paying for your preferred car.
On the URA website, you find a link to the Motor Vehicle Tax Calculator which redirects you to the computation of taxes on imported vehicles.
We were interested in this Toyota Ractis which is not a common vehicle on Kampala streets now but that won't be the case five years later.
It's CIF to the nearest port which is Mombasa for those in Uganda for example was US$ 2,360. It was manufactured in 2007 making it 9 years old assuming we were to import it in the country this year. The exchange rate for the US dollar [which varies from time to time] was $ 3,389.02.
Once the above fields are entered, the tool then returns with the total tax which in this case was Ugx: 8,398,278/- It should be recalled that before getting to this stage, you must have paid the US$ 2,360 which is approximately 7,960,000/- to the overseas seller who happens to be in Japan at least for the majority of the vehicles in Kampala.
Once the money is received, he then arranges to ship your car to Mombasa, it normally takes about 28 days or there about. During the time of shipping, you can arrange with a clearing and forwarding company to have your car delivered at your door step or better still, get onto one of these buses with free wifi on board to Mombasa and drive back with your new ride, it's fun.
Monday, May 23 2016
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has recalled a total of 186 cars to their Nakawa Headquarters before May 31, 2016. The vehicles have to be presented to the Assistant Commissioner Enforcement for verification. Failure to do so, the cars will be impounded on sight and the owners apprehended.
Among the wanted cars are Pemba Sports Africa's maroon BMW X6 and businessman SK Mbuga's black BMW X6. The other customized registration number plate is 'CHEUNE5' owned by Muyanja Derrick Senyonga.
The exercise is to help the authorities to determine if the said cars paid the actual tax and were imported genuinely in the country. The full list of the affected cars can be got off the URA facebook page. The affected cars are in the UAX...UAY series.
Thursday, March 31 2016
Andrew Kabuura, a sports commentator is the host of Revved Up, a motor show on NTV that airs every Wednesday at 8:30pm show casing celebrity rides among others. Rapper Navio, TV host Denzel, Uganda Cranes coach Micho and NTV's Flavia Tumusiime have so far appeared on the past shows.
The celebrity segment has in the past shows featured 2 Rav4's owned by Micho and Flavia, Navio's Merc and Denzel's 3000cc 2 seater white BMW and those yet to be featured are Leila's BMW, Bebe Cool's CLS350 and Hummer probably among others.
The mere fact that RAV4's are ranking top in the very first weeks of the show simply confirms that, it won't be long before there won't be anymore celebrity rides to show, may be that section should be opened up for posh rides around town irrespective of whether they are owned by celebs or not.
Otherwise, after including Mbuga and Katsha's rides, the celebrity segment might soon be exhausted in the infancy stages of the show. It's even not clear if Katsha's rides can hit the road, you are allowed a specific period to have foreign registration plates, short of that, you acquire local registration plates or drive/ship it back to country of origin. Below is Mbuga's BMW X6 whose registration plate has changed to 'SK MBUGA 6'.
Car enthusiasts want the show to feature more of the brands that are affordable because that is where the majority fall. In yesterday's show, a Suzuki Ciaz, model 2015 going for Shs83million was recommended but you will be amazed of how many Ugandans out of the 36 million will part with that price for a Sedan car, they are just a handful.
Denzel talking to Andrew Kabuura about his two seater BMW.
Filed under: Cars, Revved Up
Monday, March 21 2016
Meanwhile, during Valentine's day and the days after, it was Vivian Birungi's turn to have exclusive rights to the tycoon's member while Leila spent the Val's eve at Serena Hotel in Kigo with the Be My Date show host, Bettina Tiannah sipping wine.
However, it's now her time to play the role of the wife in the home. The Kuzina Nawe singer is seen smiling from ear to ear while enjoying the ride which is the latest addition to their fleet.
Sully Kay as his close pals refer to him will buy any ride provided he loves it, and that's what he did during the festive season when Gitawo, a South Africa based Sangoma sold him a BMW sedan but vanished with the money, the car was sold to some other person, the last we heard about that case, Gitawo was on a wanted list.
These are just SOME of SK Mbuga's rides which include four Hummer's, BMWX6, Jeep and a Merc that he had bought for Leila before she went hanging out with a Congolese tycoon - Why SK Mbuga thumped Leila Kayondo to pulp
Tuesday, February 16 2016
City businessman, SK. Mbuga, had a double celebration. It was his birthday on Valentine's day. His latest wife, Angella Birungi had the best words.
"Wishing my best friend, the man who has changed my life for the better a happy birthday. You inspire me everyday. May God grant you all you wish for this year."
The pencil thin businessman added a range rover evoque, model 2012 to his fleet as a way of celebrating his special day. The posh ride is maroon in colour.
Tuesday, September 22 2015
Over 20 cars stolen from the UK were recovered in Kampala.
This Lexus was stolen from West London in April but using a smartphone app, it was discovered in Kampala but the officers were stunned when they discovered 28 more vehicles.
Most of these cars use keyless technology which has enabled criminals using reprogrammed keys to drive off. It takes a thief five seconds to break into a keyless car.
The vehicle that was stolen from West London was tracked to Le Harve in France then shipped to Middle East in Oman before making it's way to Mombasa. The Lexus RX 450h was driven from Mombasa to Kampala.
"This investigation is an excellent example of the close co-operation between the UK National Crime Agency, National Vehicle Intelligence Service, Interpol and APU to tackle the increasing threat from organised vehicle crime."
"Working with the police and security services in Kenya and Uganda, we have been able to dismantle an international criminal network that has been responsible for stealing high-value cars from the UK and exporting them to East Africa," Paul Stanfield, National Crime Agency.
Other cars that were recovered include a Range Rover Evogue, BMW X3, Audis and other prestige makes are in the process of being repatriated.
This Range Rover Evogue was part of the 29 vehicles that were recovered in Kampala using the smartphone app.
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Tuesday, September 02 2014
Tito Tong is a Ugandan based tycoon from Juba. He is the owner of Mengo based Monalisa Bar, opening up another on Entebbe road in Lweza plus other businesses in and around the city. He recently got himself on the wrong side of the law when his Merc, the only one in East Africa (according to him) was spotted with two personalized number plates.
It originally had red number plates, he paid Shs 48m in taxes plus Shs 6m for the TITO customized registration plate which is the norm, but the same car was spotted with TONG plates.
The authorities at Nakawa were forced to impound the white merc. In trying to explain, a relative to the tycoon gave her side of the story;
"Get the details from a reliable source. That red number was it's first registered number under Desh then, the TITO plate was registered just last week after paying taxes. The TONG is for a Range Rover not SL."
From the above explanation, it turns out the TONG number plate is for a Range Rover and that it's also being used on the white merc, at least from the pics.
After clearing with the authorities, the tycoon posed with some of the cops to celebrate the moment with this caption; "It has been hectic but finally I'm done with URA on Benz issue kaboom."
Customized number plates are transferable. For example, one customized number plate can be transferred to another car (through URA), but that's not what is happening here. In this case, it's one car having two number plates which is wrong and the more reason it had to end up in Nakawa.
Sunday, July 27 2014
No doubt, Desh Kananura loves cars more than he loves himself. In the just concluded Vintage car show at Sheraton and the Auto car show at Munyonyo, his Orange Audi Q7, SUV was one of the cars being show cased courtesy of it's rear portion. The rear doors and seats were removed and a pick-up was good to go. It should be noted that this was done from Kampala.
Last Thursday, the orange Audi Q7 was 'flying' along Lugogo Bypass faster than the Mityana small aircraft, only to be spotted hours later in areas around Ndeeba.
"I have just been told that my driver has written off my Q7 Pick up? in some place in Ndeba, does anyone know where I can find the car?" Desh asked his close friends.
It was not long before his close pals got back to him with details. They also told him that the damage was not severe.
"Car has been located in a trench in Ndeba, driver has run away, I hear he hit a boda and ended up in a trench when he opened door, he showed them a clean pair of heals!!!"
It should be recalled that Desh has a case to answer over the bar-tender who died following a beating from Panamera bar owned by Desh, so many were like, this driver had better run or else, he will get a thorough beating for knocking the orange SUV.
I forgave my driver!
"Thanks to everyone my car had been taken to be filled up with fuel, driver turned off the phone went to see a girlfriend in Ndeba trying to speed back, I believe he lost control, the rest are details, I forgave him and he is here with me, and the good news is, he is ok! Thank God he never knocked any one and everything happens for a reason. On to the next thing people."
"Negative energy around me is not accepted," Desh concluded.
He is now thinking of turning one of his two Range Rover Sport's into a pick-up though some are of the view that he drops the idea.
Saturday, July 05 2014
Today, all roads will lead to Sheraton Hotel Kampala for the Vintage and Classic auto show. Entrance fee is 10,000/-. Car lovers and enthusiasts will be at the venue early enough and the weather is sunny which is ideal for viewing. Models on display will be ranging from 1988 downwards.
Some vintage cars were seen breaking down around Shell-Bukoto where they had been taken for fueling. Car lovers who were late last night enjoying the World Cup qualifier game between Brazil and Colombia will have to wake up early enough to catch the action at the Sheraton Gardens.
This year, the public will be voting for the 'Most Appealing Guest Car'. Cars that are not vintage but are a crazy sight to look at will also be there like Desh Kananura's orange Audi Q7 that was turned into a pick-up from a Kampala garage.
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Sunday, June 08 2014
Desh 4 Bugatti Veyron
Updated - Desh Kananura - "The bugatti you have just seen is real and it has dubai plates but take time and think would you ship such an expensive car.? I would fly it? So it's not true that there is a bugatti in East Africa. As for my Haters! You only push me to the next level and as Americans say any
We would have noticed this because he first called it a Bugatti Verom...!
Earlier Version - Tycoon Desh Kananura is renowned for his enviable car collection and boasts of a garage including supercars, vintage cars and now the Panamera boss has brought in a Bugatti Veyron, a mid-engined sports car. It's an 8,000 cc litre engine, petrol with a 7-speed transmission. It's designed and developed by the Volkswagen group.
"Bugatti Veyron just landed in Mombasa! Arab money!!! Haters go hate!" Desh noted on his wall while communicating the news. The sports car will be in Kampala on Monday.
It's less than two months when he brought in a Rolls Royce. Back to the Bugatti, only 300 cars have been sold worldwide since inception in 2005.
When not enjoying his other cars that include a Bentley, Maybach or Lincoln among others, the rally driver is often found travelling to Western Uganda using his over 1,000 cc BMW monster bike.
Monday, April 21 2014
Rally Driver and Panamera bar boss, Desh Kananura is the proud owner of a black Rolls-Royce Phantom, an ultra-luxury saloon automobile made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, a BMW subsidiary, in the United Kingdom. It's a 2013 model.
Unlike other tycoons like Ivan Semwanga who have achieved similar success and wealth by driving Lamborghinis on dusty Kampala streets, Desh was spotted in a black rolls-royce. It's the first of its kind in Kampala.
Desh had an inspirational message to those who looked up to him. "Not all is lost C. Saunders, founder of KFC got his break at the age of 60yrs of age. As long as the thing you carry over your shoulders is still working!!! keep fighting, only the strong survive!!! Happy Easter People."
Friday, March 15 2013
The couple is fond of spending like there is no tomorrow, but on this particular visit, the spending was on low key prompting rumours that the couple had become broke. Zari laughed this off saying that those who hardly know you say a lot before posting a pic of all her cars with these words: ''Don't Hate, Be Inspired''
A few hours later, she unleashed a black twin-turbo V8 Porsche Cayenne valued at $48,850 before tax. This has left many in the Gauteng Province in shock with the rate at which she changes cars like strings. ''Went shopping today waiting for my personalized GP plates." Zari confirmed on her wall.
In the last three months, Zari has been making headlines with Ivan's Lamborghini but this time around, she wants ZARI -GP initials on the registration plates for the Cayenne. In one of the reviews for the Cayenne S model, it's far better than a Range Rover Sport. "It gets to 62mph in 5.7seconds, reasonable fuel consumption and the cabin wraps around the driver.
Related: Zari and Her Rides
Sunday, April 29 2012
Why buy a car from Japan when you can buy it locally? - This is certainly a question that has been disturbing many given the fact that there are many cars in bonds around Kampala and other nearby places. We will break it down for you after interacting with a number of people engaged in the practice.
It's cheaper - It's cheap because you have bought it otherwise if you buy it and you are to sell it, then you will incorporate your profit margin in the price which has to be met by the final buyer of the car.
Flexible Payment Plans - A car being bought from Japan has two payments. The first one is the person selling you the car and the next one is the tax man. The tax man normally charges at least 70% of the cost as taxes. In the case of the bond, you have to meet three plans, the above two and the profit for the seller.
Fresh Is Good - New cars are costly per say so the majority drive reconditioned vehicles which are 'new' anyway. You are better off getting it straight from Japan so that you own it there and then as opposed to getting it from the bond when some valuable parts have been replaced with very basic ones.
Latest Models - If you are in search of latest models, then the online option could offer better results as opposed to the old models that have over stayed in bonds.
This is the sole reason buying cars locally as opposed to buying online is still popular.
How to buy a car from Japan?
Their daughter turned 7, a few days back.
During the interview, MC Kats caught up with his baby mama on a number of issues ranging from her Extended Play that she will be releasing soon, the two collaboration songs that King Saha agreed to work on with Fille.
Asked what the magic was, and Hellen was like and that is nothing, he is capable of a lot more.
"I have two children, Ata and Ark, with my Heaven sent Anwar, we have been together for five years. I am a good person and my hubby is the only one in this world, he was made for me and by the way, that is nothing compared to the things he has done."
In a Snapchat post decorated with green snakes emojis, God's Plan who is currently in the UK has revealed how the 'Bango' singer ended up dating his then girlfriend Sheilah Gashumba.
"He used to come to my apartment to chill, drink and eat food..."
Not long back, when Zari was explaining how she hit the rocks with King Bae, who turned out to be romance scammer, she said that it is not about money when it comes to dating her, so even the not so loaded guys were welcome to give it a try, but looking at her new lover, GK Choppa, he seems to be wearing two faces, in him you see a combination of her late hubby and Diamond Platnumz.