By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The ugly property war between city tycoon Mohan Kiwanuka and his son lawyer Jordan Ssebuliba is not about to end and the latest we have is that Kiwanuka has fired Sebuliba as Company Secretary and banned him from carrying out transactions on behalf of 30 companies which he (Kiwanuka) owns.
Kiwanuka and Ssebuliba are currently battling in the high court commercial division; the son claims the father is physically and mentally unable to effectively manage the business empire due to his poor health.
Last week, High Court Judge Musa Ssekaana issued an interim order restraining Ssebuliba, his agents, servants, associates, advisors or anyone acting upon his instructions from interfering with the 33 properties/ businesses.
Kiwanuka has since placed caveats on the companies which include among others; UNIPLUS LTD, SUMMIT GROUP LTD, UNIGOUP LTD, CENTRAL TRUST LTD, VISA INVESTMENTS LTD, PREPRESS SERVICES LTD, METROSERVICES LTD
Because of the conflict between them, Sebuliba wants court to grant him the powers of attorney to manage the estate of behalf of the family and he has allegedly support from his mother Maria Kiwanuka.
However, Kiwanuka asserts that he toiled to build his business from scratch to where it is now. He contends that he is not mentally ill and that Ssebuliba is not even his biological son.
Kiwanuka, in a statement he recorded at police last week, stated that Ssebuliba went beyond the limit after he sought a court order declaring that his father is no longer capable of rational judgment and thus unable to continue operating as Managing Director for his companies.
Kiwanuka told police that “My son Ssebuliba worsened matters when he chose to cover up his greed for my property by dragging my wife Maria Kiwanuka into the saga.”
Kiwanuka said he stripped his son of the roles of company secretary and appointed Francis Buwule of Buwule and Mayiga Advocates in the same position.
Kiwanuka said in his statement that “I also hereby acknowledge that decision to appoint Maria Nabasirye Kiwanuka as company director. My wife has served as minister of finance of Uganda. I believe she has the competence which the companies can benefit from,
He also added that “I have endeavored to provide Ssebuliba a promising future. His powers as a company secretary were revoked by me.”
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But in the written statement to police, Kiwanuka said: “Ssebuliba Kiwanuka has been known as my son, although he is not. I have always disputed his paternity since he was born…his mother is aware and the name Ssebuliba was given to him by my brother Abbot.”