HE is a rich lawyer who, by virtue of his professional excellence, is such a big name in the practice yet he somehow manages to stay out of the spotlight. John Katende is a senior partner at the acclaimed Katende, Ssempebwa & Co.
Advocates and the financial and creative influence behind theatre group, The Ebonies. But when you airlift the latest model of a luxury car worth about sh200m from the USA to our dusty streets, it is hard to remain incognito. The car in question is a 2009 Infiniti QX56. The car reportedly cost
$58,000 (sh124m) before taxes and air freight charges. It is also customised to his standards with extra additions, the cost of which we donâ€™t know. Altogether, we estimate he might have splashed close to sh200m on the car.
Infiniti is a luxury brand of Nissan like Lexus is to Toyota. It is classed as a full size SUV like Mercedes Benz GL and G class, Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover.
The QX56 is the first Infiniti to be built in the US and is only available in five other countries. Its luxury features include but are not limited to eight DVD screens, Bluetooth hands free phone system, 9.3 gigabyte music box hard drive for music storage and playback, compact flash slot for playing MP3 and WMA music files, tyre pressure monitoring system, remote opening of windows, speed sensitive wipers and first class safety features.
Katendeâ€™s sh200m wheels