In 2001, socialite Karitas Karisimbi, asked a close friend who was working under former army commander, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, to help her obtain a passport.
Karitas, a Ugandan of Rwandan origin, was planning a trip to South Africa to cover Miss World 2001 for the defunct WBS TV.
“The process was quick. I met the official at Athena club in Kololo. He advised me on signing the passport application forms. I got my passport that same day. I never had any issues,” Karitas recalled.
Karitas, who had hit Uganda TV in 2000 as a sizzling host of then famous `Show time magazine’ on WBS TV., traveled extensively using the Ugandan passport.
Karitas would turn heads at social functions as the press pursued her for the hottest celebrity gossip.
His citizenship had never been questioned considering she was born at Mulago National Referral Hospital to Rwandan parents.