Dr.Kiyingi Aggrey is a Consultant Cardiologist based in Australia.Kiyingi is son to Azalia Ssebowa, a peasant in Busukuma, Namulonge in Wakiso district. The father, who was shot dead in the mid 1980s, was a staunch supporter of the Uganda People’s Congress. His mother is also dead. Their family was a fairly big one.
Dr. Kiyingi graduated from Makerere University, Uganda in 1977 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Since then, he has worked, travelled and studied widely around the world. He speaks Luganda, Swahili and English. He completed his specialist cardiology training in Sydney, Australia at Westmead and Concord Hospitals. He has been a consultant cardiologist since 1989. He is also a consultant physician with extensive experience in tropical medicine. He specializes in general adult cardiology and echocardiography and his clinical interests include preventative cardiology, echocardiography, hypertension, and general medicine. He has a special interest in cardiac failure, hypertension, cardiomyopathies, ischeamic heart disease and tropical cardiology. He is actively involved in continuing professional education for GPs and cardiac health professionals. He would probably be building hospitals by now if we didnt have a dictatorship in Uganda that is only good at destroying the best amongst us.
As a member of the Budo family, where he was from Junior up to A Level, in the mid 60s up to 1971, Dr Aggrey Kiyingi loved music, and was a member of the Nightingales, an elite choir group which used to perform nationally and internationally. He was in Nigeria house while at Buddo.His close friends describe him as a shy, polite but very intelligent man. His former classmates recall him as a boy who was sharp academically.At school he was a serious character who would not joke. He was also a very religious person, who became a mulokole. He was two years ahead of UAH’s Dr.Edward Kayondo(USA).Prof. David Bakibinga, the deputy vice-chancellor of Makerere University was in the same class with Dr.Kiyingi at Buddo.
In Kampala, Kiyingi hit the limelight as a philanthropist in 2001, when he started dishing out millions of money to churches and local NGOs. At one time he gave sh20m to Katuso Church of Uganda, a local church where he prays whenever he is in Kampala. The church is near his residence in Buziga, and he had a special seat reserved for him inside the church. He donated a piano to the church.Kiyingi was also in the good books of the Buganda Kingdom and the clergy at Namirembe, the seat of the Anglican Church.
M7 IS ALREADY PUNISHING HIM FOR SHOWING INTEREST IN THE PRESIDENCY
Last year, the state took possession of Dr Aggrey Kiyingi’s palatial home in Buziga, a Kampala up-scale suburb. Before that, six properties belonging to Dr. Kiyingi were also sold by the state at shs.2.2 billions in the pretext of paying someone called Jackline Diana Asiimwe who claims to have lent money to him.Asiimwe allegedly supplied Dr Kiyingi of Dehezi International 1,750 bags of white cement worth Shs70 million which he defaulted to pay. Asiimwe of postal address 491 Kampala presented an invoice dated October 10, 2006 in which Dr Kiyingi allegedly undertook to pay 7 per cent interest per month of the invoice volume within six months.However, a delivery note was never counter-signed by Dr Kiyingi. Asiimwe also attached a copy of an agreement of sale of white cement dated October 15, 2006, drawn by M/S Tumusiime, Kabega and Company Advocates.On December 10, 2008, Dr Kiyingi wrote to the Regional CID Officer Kampala, denying knowledge of the said Asiimwe or having received the white cement. Dr Kiyingi stated that the case was a conspiracy, taking advantage of his absence from Uganda.Court attached Plot 140 Block 273 which is inside his compound in Buziga and recovered Shs80 million. They attached a balance of Shs33.5 million from Nakawa court this was a balance of Nakawa civil suit No. 392/07 Mary B. Kariisa and another verses Dehezi Property and another. This left a balance of Shs19.5 million.However, it is not clear how the balance of Shs19.5 million rose to Shs4.7 billion.
Likening Uganda’s government to the mafia, Dr Kiyingi says there are now moves to seize his family’s ancestral lands in Uganda.
MARRIAGE LIFE AND MURDER CHARGES
Dr Kiyingi was once accused of killing his lawyer wife, Robinah Kiyingi, who was gunned down in Buziga but was set free by court. The State has since appealed the trial.Dr Kiyingi says his wife was killed for political reasons and says he was framed for her death.”By getting rid of her, they silenced her. By getting rid of me, they get rid of a threat,” he said.
After completing A Level in 1971, Kiyingi joined Makerere University where he developed an intimate relationship with Robinah, and went on to marry her shortly after university. But even before joining Makerere, where he pursued a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Kiyingi and Robinah already knew each other. It is believed they met in one of the exchange visits between Budo and Gayaza High School, where Robinah studied. Although Kiyingi was based at the Medical School in Mulago, and Robinah at the Faculty of Law, he did not hide his jealousy for people who would be friends with her girlfriend.
The family left Uganda in 1980 and stayed briefly in Kenya, where Dr Kiyingi worked part-time at a village hospital in Kitui, Machakos and later at Kalolemi in Mombasa. While in Nairobi, the family stayed at the home of Robinah’s sister, Dr Eve Kasirye Alemu, who was then living in Nairobi.
In May 2002, he promised to set up a sh10b fund to promote computer awareness in the country. Together with his wife Robinah, he founded Dehezi International, a Kampala-based computer and Internet service provider, which has helped to sell computers to schools and other organisations at subsidised rates.
It was Dehezi International that designed the CBS FM radio website which was launched in 2002 and became an interactive medium through which listeners can tune-in to the radio over the Internet.
The marriage between Robinah and Kiyingi, both balokole, hit the rocks in 2003 when the husband filed for divorce in Mengo Chief Magistrate’s Court. He accused the wife of adultery. But some people instead accused the man of being responsible for the marriage wreck because he was seeing other women.The couple has four children.
ENTRY INTO POLITICS:
He is the chairman of Uganda Federal Democratic Organization (UFDO) under whose auspices he intends to mobilize against Museveni in the run up to 2016. The UFDO site is down at the moment and we hope that Kiyingi joins Abbey’s UAH to save us from that journey to his unreliable site.
Australian-based Cardiologist Dr.Aggrey Kiyingi says no amount of intimidation will make him drop his presidential bid.This is after government revealed that it has incriminating evidence linking Kiyingi to the death of muslim clerics in the country.According to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kiyingi gave money to the accused persons to recruit rebels into his group and also to buy cars and motorcycles that were used to kill Sheikhs Muwaya and Bahiga and to promote terrorism.
Speaking to KFM on phone, Kiyingi said he has never met any Muslim leaders as stated by government and that he is not linked to any rebel group.He vows to continue with his struggle for what he calls the freedom of all Ugandans by ousting president Museveni democratically.He further affirms that he is to return home to register and launch the party as scheduled next month.
QN:WILL KIYINGI BE IN PRISON, EXILE OR DEAD BEFORE THE 2016 ELECTIONS?