The word around town is that Brian Kirumira, better known as Bryan White, is set to return to Kampala.
White, once a mainstay in Kampala’s show business, disappeared from the public around 2020 with a few photos dropping here and there showing that he was bedridden.
The flamboyant socialite, who once appeared in public doling out cash like it was free condoms, at around that time posted on Facebook asking for connections to meet President Yoweri Museveni so he could also be able to fly to neighbouring Kenya for treatment.
The lanky socialite even run a charity named Bryan White Foundation under which he hired celebrities with nondescript jobs. Some of these include Weasel Manizo, Lady Mariam Tindatine, Alex Muhangi, King Micheal, and Jose Chameleone.
Social commentator Olaxes Ismail, aka Jaja Kalevu Ichuli, in a TikTok video, said that when White returns, the only celebrity, of all he previously dealt with, only Micheal will be allowed to meet him.
“I’m very happy. When he told me that Ichuli… you and my man King Michael. You are the official spokesperson for the Bryan White Foundation. He told me he wants to meet the youths the moment he arrives. He has big plans, just as he had a giving heart. There has been a big vacuum in the socialite world ever since he left. For that reason, I am reminding you that Bryan White will return and meet his fans in Kololo… And everyone you ever saw on the old Podium, apart from King Michael, everyone will be investigated… We bought you cars, plots of land, but you didn’t appreciate them,” Ichuli said.
The day of his return is not yet set but he is expected to meet his fans at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala.
In his heydays, speculations swirled about his source of wealth, especially after pictures emerged of him posing with high-profile figures, including President Yoweri Museveni’s brother Gen. Salim Saleh.
White himself was equivocal about his source of income, leaving room for fellow socialites like Bad Black to claim that he was a gunrunner.