Brian Kirumira, popularly known as Brian White was yesterday morning detained at Kabalagala police station after it was alleged that he shot a one Victor Bitwire who was trespassing at his house in Munyonyo.
It is said Bitwire was trespassing at the tycoon’s house late in the night when gunshots were heard thereafter but it is not yet clear whether it was Brian White himself who shot him because he has security personnel who are armed.
According to police, the socialite is being detained at Kabalagala police as investigations are ongoing.
“We have arrested Bryan White for shooting a civilian and we are now investigating the circumstances under which he obtained the gun. We have recorded his statement and he claims they wanted to kill him,” Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman said.
He also added that the shot man was rushed to Kampala International Hospital where he underwent a successful surgery on one of his shoulders.
Brian White emerged from nowhere four months back and has been traversing the country during humanitarian work, giving out items like food, sugar, posho (maize flour), sanitary pads, clothes and other things that the poor cannot sustain themselves with.