Details of Former Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua's Will

  • Details of former Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua's will were on Monday published in the Standard newspaper revealing details that had remained unknown to the public.

    According to the Will, Mr Gachagua's four children from his two wives would receive the lion's share of his Ksh2 Billion estate. 

    Kenneth Gachagua, Jason Gachagua, Susan Kirigo and Mercy Wanja are set to receive 10% of the wealth, the highest amount any of the 24 beneficiaries have received.

    The deceased politician also left a share of his estate to two sons he sired out of wedlock, Jason Kariuki and Aston Gachagua.

    [caption caption="File image of the Late Nderitu Gachagua"][/caption]

    The two sons would receive his recreation facilities - Olive Gardens Hotel in Nairobi, Vipingo Beach Resort in Kilifi and Queens Gate Serviced apartments Apartments and Resort in Nairobi - however, their mothers Susan Wanjiru and Eva Mukami would manage the properties for them.   

    Having publicly acknowledged that he was polygamous, Mr Gachagua also left a 5% stake to each of his wives Margaret Nyokabi and Margaret Waithegeni.

    The will outlined that three of his homes would be left to his sons Kenneth and Jason, as well as, his two wives.

    The sons will share a four-acre property in Hiriga, Nyeri County while Ms Waithegeni would receive two homes, one in Karen and the other in Meru County while Ms Nyokabi gets his Lang'ata home.

    The former governor who died in February 2017 also left a 5% stake of his property to his mother Martha Kirigo which would be held in trust by his brother Rigathi Gachagua.

    "Save for the properties I have personally bequeathed, I direct the executors of my will and administrators of the estate to liquidate the assets and upon settlement of my liabilities, distribute all net profits," the Will read in part.

    Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, a close friend to the former governor Mwai Mathenge and Nderitu's lawyer Njoroge Regeru will each get 5% of the estate for executing his will. 

    [caption caption="Olive Gardens Hotel, Hurlingham that has been inherited by Nderitu Gachagua's son"][/caption]

    The Will also includes a clause on those who may want to challenge the allocations in court stating: "I direct that if any of the above-listed beneficiaries raise any issues to the mode of distribution, he or she shall be disqualified automatically from inheriting any part of my property."