• Wed. Dec 6th, 2023

Million Dollar Cribs: A Tour to the UGX10 Billion John Fred Kiyimba Freeman’s Mansion

UGANDA, Kampala | Real Muloodi News | City tycoon, John Fred Kiyimba, popularly known as Freeman, is a successful businessman, and chairman of Buganda Twezimbe, which is in charge of collecting funds ‘Ettoffaali’ for the reconstruction of the burnt Kasubi Tombs.

Owing to his success in the business world, Kiyimba owns one of the most luxurious homes in Uganda.  In Lungujja, Kampala city, a walkable distance of about 15minutes, you find a beautiful mansion.

Seated on 2 acres, Kiyimba says his mansion cost him USh 10 billion, and it took him three years to complete. It has over 18 rooms, each room with a TV set.

Freeman built the house with world-class materials that could easily catch anyone’s attention. Kiyimba says he got the house plan from the US while sourcing materials used in construction from the UK and China.

John Fred Kiyimba Freeman
4years ago, John Fred Kiyimba Freeman celebrated 10 years in holy matrimony with a grand party at his mansion. Image source: Bukedde News

The three-storeyed house has an elevator which leads you to the second and third floor. The lift enables peaceful movement and is functional with or without electricity. Kiyimba installed a powerful solar system for all electrical purposes just in case power goes off.

Image Source: YouTube/Hammie Matovu
Imported finishings
Imported finishings. Image Source: YouTube/Hammie Matovu
Imported finishings.
Imported finishings. Image Source: YouTube/Hammie Matovu

Every bedroom in this spacious house has a bathroom with full-packed technology, working music systems, world-class mirrors and good fresh air. The restrooms are of the best class, and hygiene is on point.

Luxurious bathroom hot tub.
Luxurious bathroom hot tub. Image Source: YouTube/Hammie Matovu

The mansion has three spacious living rooms with big wall screens, beautiful furniture, and more. It also has a lovely balcony which allows you to view every hill in Kampala city.

Spacious living rooms with big-screen TVs. Image Source: YouTube/Hammie Matovu
Spacious living rooms with big-screen TVs.
Spacious living rooms with big-screen TVs. Image Source: YouTube/Hammie Matovu

The kitchen is made of beautiful wood, with the electric cooker and air conditioner welcoming you into Freeman’s kitchen.

The ceilings of Kiyimba’s mansion are metallic, and the painting is sporadic compared to Uganda’s lifestyle. You can only find something similar to this when you travel outside Uganda. The bulbs in Kiyimba’s mansion produce different admirable flame colours, especially when the music is playing.

Mr Kiyimba included a gym, sauna, and steam bath. A spacious, unique swimming pool welcomes you when you enter the gate. They designed the area beautifully, and it caters for both children and adults.

Swimming area
Swimming area. Image Source: YouTube/Hammie Matovu
Outside bar
Outside bar. Image Source: YouTube/Hammie Matovu

Closed-circuit television is readily available to check on security. The fence is electrically connected.

State of the art security system with CCTV
State of the art security system with CCTV. Image Source: YouTube/Hammie Matovu

His house-warming party in 2017 was attended by famous city tycoons and real muloodi including Godfrey Kirumira, John Ssebalamu, Steven Katabaazi, Haji Hamis Kiggundu (Ham), Topisita Nabbaale, Agnes Babirye, Tom Kitandwe and Ephraim Ntaganda. KCCA Executive Director, Jenifer Musisi was also among those in attendance.

An attractive milestone is always challenging to achieve. Kiyimba Freeman has challenged many leaving them with food for thought.

Courtyard fountain
Courtyard fountain. Image Source: YouTube/Hammie Matovu
WATCH: Video Tour of Kiyimba Freeman’s Mansion (Luganda)


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