BEST buddies Sudhir Ruparelia and Godfrey Kirumira have bitterly fallen out and nolonger talk, or even see eye to eye.
Reliable sources tell us that the pair’s relationship suffered strains back in 2017, and a few months ago, communication between the two completely broke down, with Sudhir accusing Kirumira of being UNLOYAL.
We are told Sudhir is bitter Kirumira, the chairman of Kwagalana Group, distanced himself from the Crane/DFCU Bank ongoing saga.
Their bromance, sources tell us, developed cracks in 2017 when Kirumira distanced himself from Sudhir’s Crane Bank.
While appearing on BBS, a local television in 2017, Kirumira distanced himself from the bank insisting he was clean, saying he had never got any money from the bank into his account.
He challenged anyone accusing him to table evidence.
“I wasn’t a shareholder or partner in that bank, and I didn’t sit on the board and so how do you implicate me in the Shs400 million saga.
Instead there is someone who has influence in the media and wanted to sell meland he had got from Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and I refused to buy the land. That could be the reason I am being dragged in,” Kirumira said then.
Kirumira without disclosing the name of the said person, whom he refers to as CEO, says that very person tried very hard to drag him into Kasiwukira murder.
Many thought he meant his then friend Sudhir.
And the Indian tycoon and his people believed so as well. Since then, their relationship developed cracks, with Sudhir accusing him of dishonesty, disrespect, and disloyalty.
“Of course Sudhir has kept his distance. He was hugely hurt by Kirumira. And he never forgives,” an Ruparelia Group insider told us.
As a result, Sudhir has terminated all business dealings with Kirumira and his family.
For example, Kirumira’s son Gideon had a contract to supply food to all Sudhir’s schools.
The contract was terminated.
Efforts by some members of Kwagalana Group to reconcile the pair have hit a dead end.
Nowadays Kirumira spends most of his free time at Hotel Africana looking up in the sky as if waiting for manna, since he can nolonger enjoy free services at Sudhir’s hotel facilities.