Interpol Declares Bolton Boss wanted

The International Police has issued a red notice declaring Bolton International boss, Zeev Shiff, a wanted man.


Shiff, 55, was put on Interpol’s most wanted list following reports that he was involved in the issuance of fake cheques worth millions of shillings to Balton International and later fled.

According to the information issued by Interpol’s official website, Zeev Shiff, is Israeli by descent although he is also recognized as a Ugandan citizen. He is said to have fled Uganda after authorities opened up charges for which he was supposed to be prosecuted. Upon arrest, Zeev will be extradited to Uganda to face the long arm of the law. A former General Manager of Balton Uganda Limited (between December 1998-July 2013), Zeev threw in the towel after he got some ‘misunderstandings’ with his partners. As a result, he together with his wife only identified as Shirley, formed a rival firm called Bolton International Limited, which deals in agro-technical services that include; green technologies, solar heaters, power solutions, water purification, communication and irrigation, among others.

Recently, the Kibuli based Criminal Investigations Directorate (CIID) summoned him to appear before police for interrogations in connection with the alleged embezzlement and causing financial loss of over shs.76m to Balton, a firm he worked for before he joined Bolton; but he declined to do so.

This prompted the Balton co-partners who had remained in the firm to drag Zeev and his Bolton Company to the Commercial Court, allegedly for duping the public into believing that his new firm (Bolton) was part of Balton which he had quit.  This was on February 03, 2013. On September 23, 2013, the case was heard; in which evidence showed that Bolton was allegedly seeking business from Balton’s clients, and that Zeev had created to clients the impression that the two companies were associated.