Monday, May 13 2013
The Japan based promoter, Kim Ueno who is currently in Uganda has also given his side of the story on the Iryn drug-saga. Kim says that he is not aware of any drugs that Iryn was arrested with, instead, he is considering suing Iryn and her manager, Thaddeus for the losses he made in the project. Kim estimates his loss at about shs64m.
Tumwesigye aka Kim Ueno says that he has never spoken to Iryn. All along, he has been communicating with her manager, Thaddeus.
"I just sent someone who gave 4kgs of Maganjo posho and groundnuts to Namubiru and when Mubiru called me to ask what was in the bag, I simply told him that if he was suspicious; he should remain with the luggage and buy the stuff from somewhere else and give them to Iryn," said Tumwesigye.
Just yesterday, Iryn's manager spoke out blaming Kim Ueno's relative who gave him a parcel at the time when Iryn was dashing to the airport for her scheduled flight to Japan. She literally had no time to look through the bags given the timing and Entebbe road traffic.
Regarding his travel to Kampala, Kim noted that his Kampala trip had already been scheduled for May 07 and he has emails and communications with Emirates to prove that. Kim added that, since Tuesday, he has been trying to get in touch with Thaddeus but to no avail.
Meanwhile, Thaddeus who is scheduled to travel to Japan next week to be a witness in this case is under instructions from Interpol and police not to comment on the matter.
This is so unfortunate, because innocent as Iryn may look, she was found with drugs and it's not clear how she will avoid the long arm of the law. One British national, Nicholas Baker was arrested at Narita airport with illicit drugs, court proceedings took one year and was later sentenced to 14 years, a shs120m fine was given and forced labour. Iryn still needs your prayers.
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