Humphrey Nabimanya, the Reach a Hand Uganda (RAHU) CEO, should know better than to tell rural folks lies.
The ambitious Nabimanya organized a charity run dubbed the Katereza Marathon in Mbarara at the dawn of the New Year with participants swayed by the sh1million prize money for the winners.
Sources there tell us that Nabimanya had a last minute change of heart and halved the sum to sh0.5m prior to earlier hype. Even then, it was not in cash but a dummy cheque.
The participants heckled him, calling him Omushuma (thief) for not giving hard cash. Some wanted to harm him but were restrained. “We want our money back,” they said, in reference to the sh3, 000 each paid to participate in the 10km run. “Never bring your thuggery back to Mbarara,” they assured a scared Nabimanya. His apologies fell on deaf ears.