Court documents before the Family Division of High Court indicate that ten of the children believed to have been mothered by Kafeero's many wives and concubines have sued four others including the Administrator General.
The Late Paul Kafeero. Courtesy Picture
The rift in the late Kadongo Kamu Singer, Paul Job Kafeero’s family has ended up in
court as his children battle over the property.
documents before the Family Division of High Court indicate that ten of the
children believed to have been mothered by Kafeero's many wives and concubines have sued four others
including the Administrator General.
applicants through their lawyers of Luzige, Lubega and Kavuma and Company
Advocates allege that the four children from Kafeero's first wife interfered with his estate when they purportedly
sold off some property without letters of administration.
children applicants state that when their father died in 2007, the late Vincent Ssalongo Nanganga
Waswa also known as Umar commenced the process of obtaining letters of
administration for the late Kafeero. However, he also died before he could complete
the entire process.
documents indicate that the Administrator General remained in charge of the
estate and to date, his chambers has convened various family meetings to administer
and iron out disagreements among the children of the deceased in vain.
contend that the faction of four children refused to heed to the Administrator
General's counsel and started selling the property without accounting for the
proceeds to them and denying them access to any documents regarding
Part of the
property that was reportedly sold include a family home in Kajjansi, Land at
Kyagwe measuring 27 acres, land at Busansula village in Buikwe district measuring
12 acres and a Kibanja at Masaba village.
shall be submitted that all attempts to amicably resolve this matter were
rendered futile by the defendants but they chose to tarnish the
plaintiffs/applicants in various media platforms as being greedy", reads
the documents in part.
now want court to order for the cancellation of sale agreements for the
deceased family and also declare that they are also entitled to their share of
the property for their late father.
They also want court to issue an order directing a paternity test on
all the known children of the late Paul Kafeero after disagreeing with the DNA results by MBN Clinical Laboratories in Nakesero.
defendants in this case through their lawyer Nalukoola Luyimbazi, contend that
the applicants do not have the capacity or right to sue them because they are
not Kafeero's children.
that in the process of acquiring the letters of administration, there was
pressure mounting from the applicants together with their mothers demanding
that the property at Lwezza-Kajjansi be sold to have the proceeds distributed
among the children of the late Paul Kafeero.
defendants say that since Kafeero was living a celebrity life and fathered most children with different mothers whom he never introduced to his
family members, it was unanimously agreed that they do a
DNA test to confirm if they are his biological children.
documents indicate that the test was conducted by collecting samples from all
those claiming to be Kafeero's children and matched them against each other.
revealed that save for the first applicant (Martin Kafeero) who absconded at
the last hour of the activity for reasons well known to him, the others were
excluded from paternity of the deceased, save for the four defendants.
The four however
say that part of the Nkokonjeru Kibanja was sold with the consent of applicants
and other family members to facilitate DNA test plus other incidental costs and
part of the proceeds was used to refurbish Kaefeero's grave yard.
They add that
since the DNA revealed that the applicants were not biological children of the deceased,
they were not entitled to anything and their case should be dismissed with
Kafeero’s family was in the media over disagreements to exhume his body.
Uganda Police’s lead Pathologist Dr Moses Byaruhanga says that it is impossible
to exhume Kafeero’s remains unless the wrangles have fully been resolved by all
the courts most especially the last appeal court.