Tributes have been paid to fallen Ugandan business mogul Amirali Karmali aged 89 commonly known as Mzee Mukwano, the proprietor of Mukwano Group of companies.
“It’s sad news.
Uganda has lost a great man who has seen many Ugandans get jobs, have Uganda made products, revenue among others. We are grateful for the jobs he has created possibly feeding thousands of families,” Ugandans eulogized.
Amirali was born in the mid-1930s to Ali Mohammed Karmali, a pioneer Indian investor who came to Uganda in 1904 and laid the foundation of the empire.
Uganda's list of the rich and famous would be incomplete without Alykhan Karmali and Amirali Karmali.
This duo, popularly known as the Mukwanos, is the most successful father and son business partnership today.
According to 2018, Forbes Magazine list of the 10 top rich Ugandans, Alykhan Karmali ranks number three with a net worth $700 million.