Kenj Nabirye

Kenj Nabirye

Comedy Continues To Breathe Life Into Rock Bar

Nightlife in Kampala comes in many shapes, colors and sound but also, sometimes, it comes with so much laughter courtesy of comedy nights in various hangout places.


Comedy nights have earned a big presence on the night roaster in Kampala and have in the end become a darling for people who would want to kill off some stress. And Rock Bar and Grill at Speke Hotel has fast become the place to be for comedy every Tuesday evening.


Premised in the heart of Kampala, Rock Bar is riding on the advantage of being accessible to take the throne of being the number one comedy spot with the Rock Comedy Show which is sponsored by Sanyu Fm.


Rock Bar has a good ambiance, another advantage which has been worked on over the years the bar has served Kampala. It only improves and gets better.


The Rock Comedy Show is respected by partiers because of the kind of comedians that perform – these comedy stars ride on experience, artistry and talent. They have been in the game for long to falter.


Even the upcoming comedians are learning from the best, building their craft with accurancy, confidence and art.


Some of the comedians who perform at Rock Bar include Snake and Zolo, Smart Ayokyayokya, Musiimenta Ronnie McVex, The Talkers, Mc Mariach, adrat and Chiko, Senga Nantume Justin, Jajja Bruce, Okello okello, Niro & Brown.


These are often backed up by singers and instrumentalists to complete the puzzle. Music and comedy are synonymous and live together. Happy k – saxophonist and other talented muscians have graced the stage at Rock Bar along comedy.


Rock Bar & Grill has everything you could want on your menu of choice. The legendary bar is renowned in Kampala for being awash will all sorts of drink and delicious food.


Rajiv Ruparelia Second At Debut Race

The long awaited debut for Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team came this Sunday at Enduro Autocross Championship 2019 that took place at Zion Estate, Ssisa.

Rajiv Ruparelia, the team’s lead racer, showed steeliness, resolve and intent that he is in it to compete rather than add to the numbers of racers.

It took the agility of experienced racer Ronald Ssebuguzi to deny Rajiv a debut win. Clocking 10:04 minutes, Ssebuguzi got the better of Rajiv’s 10:44 minutes. In third place was Jonas Kasiime clocking 10:54 minutes.

Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team nicknamed Double Trouble cruises in a VW Polo Proto which was recently unveiled to the public at groovy at Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar and Grill. Rajiv is navigated by Ronnie Walia and managed by Dipu Ruparelia.


According to today exhibition, Rajiv says he is ready to keep the foot on the accelerator pedal and give it a go in the upcoming Pearl of Africa rally under the Federation of Motor Sport in Uganda (FMU).

Rajiv recently received specialised training at the Rally Sports Academy from Sun Carousel, in Johannesburg, South Africa under the stewardship of Africa’s No.1 trainer Leone Botha.

Sudhir Wants Government To Fast Track Oil And Gas Production

The private sector is becoming impatient waiting for the promised oil and gas opportunities to open up. Entrepreneurs who have strategically positioned themselves to tap into these opportunities are calling on government to fast track these possibilities.

The latest to voice his frustration at the delays being experienced in the oil and gas sector is businessman Sudhir Ruparelia who has asked government to close the deals that are causing the delays for the development and production of the country’s oil.

“I would like to urge government to work towards closing the long awaited oil and gas opportunities. Many investors have made projections and investments based on that opportunity, the longer it takes to materialize, the more these investors will be hard pressed,” Sudhir told CEO East Africa in an exclusive interview.

Uganda and the international oil companies are expected to announce a Final Investment Decision (FID) in June. The FID will give guidance and explain how the oil companies will invest their money.

Once the oil companies decide where and how to invest, key contracts will be announced and awarded to qualifying contractors many of whom are expected to be local companies especially in the service industry.

While conducting Havana prayer for Kingdom Kampala mall on Sunday, Rajiv Ruparelia, also of Ruparelia Group, said the multibillion complex providing office space is targeting the oil and gas sector.

“The opening of this property has come at a strategic time when we are trying to target the oil and gas sector as well as any other sectors that require office space,” Rajiv told journalists.

“We are trying to get new people who would be investing in the oil and gas. We hope the oil and gas deals are signed this year as we have been told. Once that takes off there will be extremely good economic movement in Uganda.” He added.

The Ruparelia Group through Speke Group of Hotels has had a taste of oil money. The Group’s hotels like Speke Resort Munyonyo and Kabira Country Club has been the preferred facilities for local and international oil and gas meetings.

In April this year, Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum hosted the country’s leading oil and gas convention at Speke Resort. The ministry of energy and mineral development has also hosted the energy sector review meetings there.

Youth Group Wants Irene Mulyagonja Fired From Her IGG Job

Uganda Poor Youth Movement, a youth pressure group, has petitioned President Yoweri Museveni asking him to fire the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja for failing to execute her mandate.

The Group also alleges that there is public resentment towards the institution of Inspectorate of Government due to Mulyagonja's incompetence.

The petition signed off by the Groups spokesperson Zahid Sempala and addressed to President Museveni said the IGG is discriminatory and her office is tainted with corruption, favoritism and selective justice.

"Your Excellency, the office of the Inspector General of Government has on several occasions shunned away from investigating and prosecuting some public officers when where there is glaring evidence and public outcry to have the said person prosecuted.

Where her office chooses to investigate, these people come out scot free at the end of investigations which has prompted the public to perceive the office of the Inspector General of Government as one that is constituted on paper but rather toothless, a joke and dummy in actual sense," the petition reads in part.

The petition has come at a time when the president has also lost trust in Mulyagonja and has publically rebuked the IGG for failing at her job. The president even set up a parallel anti-corruption agency headed by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema.

The president said the IGG office has been infiltrated by bad elements. "I think she (Mulyagonja) was infiltrated, slowly by some groups. That is why I appointed a watchman to watch over the watchman," he said. "What happened to the IGG? Why don't the victims of corruption report those incidences of corruption to the IGG?" he asked again.

Nakalema has in the recent past since her appointment made several arrests of heads of government institutions that have been reported to be corrupt leaving Mulyagonja egg faced.

Recently, a leaked shortlist of people who have applied for the job of Court of Appeal (Constitutional Court) bares the name of Mulyagonja, the current IGG. This is an indication that she is preparing for life after the Inspectorate of Government.

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