TSS sons fight over two trail­ers and fuel tankers

Sabir’s lawyer says his client is the bona fide owner of the ve­hi­cles, reg­is­tered un­der TSS’s Pop In Ser­vice com­pany in Nairobi

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General - MKAMBURI MWAWASI @Mkam­buriM

The chil­dren of Mom­basa ty­coon Tahir Sheikh Said, pop­u­larly known as TSS, are in court fight­ing for his prop­erty.

Sabir has ac­cused his brother Noor­ein, of Trans­mara Lo­gis­tics, of al­leged fraud.

Sabir, through his lawyer Muriu Mun­gai, al­leged the trans­fer and reg­is­tra­tion of ve­hi­cles and trail­ers by Noor­ein’s com­pany was done fraud­u­lently.

“I wish to put the record straight and re­fute claims by my brother [Noor­ein] that he owns three mo­tor ve­hi­cles, two trail­ers and three 30,000-litre fuel tankers,” he said.

Mun­gai said Sabir is the bona fide owner of the ve­hi­cles, reg­is­tered un­der TSS’s Pop In Ser­vice com­pany in Nai- robi. Sabir told Jus­tice Njoki Mwangi, he is the le­gal owner of the chain of pop in ser­vice sta­tions.

Sabir dis­missed his brother’s claims that he will suf­fer loss if he is al­lowed to re­tain the prop­erty. “Let Noor­ein prove he owns the prop­erty listed in this suit and prove the loss and dam­ages he will in­cur if I re­tain the prop­erty,” he said.

Sabir’s lawyer said his client has no in­ten­tion of un­law­fully re­pos­sess­ing the ve­hi­cles.

He said his client is en­ti­tled to the re­pos­ses­sion and use of all ve­hi­cles be­long­ing to the ser­vice sta­tions. He dis­missed his brother’s claims that such a move would lead to loss and dam­age to him.

“The move was ini­ti­ated af­ter Sabir was in­structed by ma­jor­ity share­holder TSS Investments to col­lect and ac­count for as­sets at the ser­vice sta­tions,” Sabir’s lawyer said.

The lawyer said Sabir was act­ing on in­struc­tion from his fa­ther to iden­tify and ac­count for the ve­hi­cles be­long­ing to the ser­vice sta­tions and place them in safe cus­tody.

Sabir said he was in­structed to re­cover the ve­hi­cles af­ter they were aban­doned on the side of the road in Tu­dor, Mom­basa county.

He said it was not un­til June that they dis­cov­ered there was change of own­er­ship of the ve­hi­cles af­ter doc­u­ments were filed in court through his brother. “The ser­vice sta­tions show the man­age­ment was all this time obliv­i­ous of any change of own­er­ship of the re­cov­ered ve­hi­cles,” he said. The coun­sel said his client’s brother pur­ported to call and con­vene a meet­ing of the board of di­rec­tors of the ser­vice sta­tion early this year, know­ing the meet­ing was not gen­uine. Sabir ac­cused Noor­ein of con­ven­ing the board meet­ing with­out no­ti­fy­ing di­rec­tors.

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