The eldest son of Charles Muhangi has asked the widow to stop collecting rent and dues from some of the properties left by the deceased businessman.
Through his lawyers of Byenkya, Kihika & Co. Advocates, Muhangi’s eldest son, Mr Lionel Emmanuel Muhangi, asked Patience Mbabazi to stop collecting money from Horizon Coaches and Mountain Gear Group, saying he is now the director for the two companies since his father’s demise.
“It has come to the notice of our client that you (Ms Mbabazi and Alex Muhangi), have jointly collected money amounting to 60 million shillings from the tenants of the buildings situated on Plots 50-52 Nakivubo Road (otherwise known as Horizon city). These properties belong to Horizon Coaches Ltd,” the letter to Mbabazi dated January 7, 2019 reads in part.
“This is to notify you that the only person in law entitled to act on behalf of both Horizon Coaches and Mountain Group Ltd is Lionel Muhangi as the director of the said companies. Your actions of collecting the money amounts to unauthorised conduct of company affairs and theft of company funds which is a criminal offence,” he adds.
In the warning letters that is copied to all banks such as dfcu Bank where the late Muhangi held bank accounts, Lionel asks her step mother to return the money she has collected.
“Given the above, you are strongly advised to return the funds that you collected from the tenants of Horizon Coaches forthwith and that you should desist from acting or purporting from acting to act on behalf of the said company henceforth. Failure to heed this advice will lead to undesired consequences,” Mr Lionel’s warns his step-mother in the letter.
The move comes as a further escalation in the fight over the deceased businessman’s property. On Tuesday, this website reported that Mbabazi has asked the High Court in Kampala to grant her powers of attorney to keep off other claimants from meddling into and mismanaging her late husband’s estate until her application for letters of administration has been disposed of by the Administrator General.
She says if she is not granted interim powers to save Muhangi’s estate from plunder, there will be no property to protect by the time the Administrator General grants the powers of attorney for her late husband’s estate.