In May of this year, singer Ronald Mayinja apparently fled the country to the UK amidst suspicions that he was running away from accumulated loans. Last week, upon his return to the country, rumors immediately circulated that he had been deported.
Speaking exclusively to the media in an interview, Ronald Mayinja dismissed the rumors, stating that he was never deported. He refuted the claims that his six-month stay in the United Kingdom was illegitimate, asserting that it was legal and supported by certified paperwork.
"I have a resident permit in the UK, as do all my family members whom I left behind. I was there legally, and I left legally. That is why my kids are studying there. They wouldn't be if I were there illegally. So, those reports that I ran away from here or that I was deported are not true," he said.
Mayinja went on to disclose that he and his family in the UK have been residing in their own house, which he purchased and is still being paid for through a mortgage.
"Some of you have friends in the UK; you can phone them and ask if I have been staying at someone else's home. I can tell you that the way I sleep here is the same way I have been sleeping there," he added.
He further clarified that he still owns his Munyonyo Mansion but has rented it out to another person, and currently, he is staying at one of his houses in Kampala.