Oscar Sudi Grabbed Widow's 50-Acre Land - Court Told

  • Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi on October 2016 where he was faced with three counts of forging his academic certificates.
    Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi on October 2016 where he was faced with three counts of forging his academic certificates.
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  • Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi was on Monday, March 2, accused of illegal acquisition of a 50-acre piece of land in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.

    The MP was accused of acquiring the land that belonged to an Eldoret resident who was the son of a former colonial-era ex-chief who passed on, leaving behind his wife and children.

    Sudi, who is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, allegedly took advantage of his closeness with the deceased to acquire the land that was meant for the widow Eunice Talai.

    In a story by KTN News on Monday, March 2, the widow indicated that her right to ownership of the inherited parcel of land was totally infringed, leaving her helpless. 

    Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi during the opening of newly-constructed classrooms at Mutwot High School in Uasin Gishu county
    Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi during the opening of newly-constructed classrooms at Mutwot High School in Uasin Gishu County on February 28, 2020.
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    “There is no one to fight for our rights. My father-in-law died and my husband died too. The involved parties took advantage of the fact that our mother is also in her old age.

    “This has left me at crossroads without an avenue to channel my grievances too,” remarked the widow.

    She further stated that her children had been left in a dire situation after the land, which was their only hope, got into the hands of the Jubilee lawmaker.

    “Who will fight for me and these children who have been ripped off their inherited property? How will I convince them that I just left their inheritance slip off their fingers?

    “If things remain the way they are, it means that they will live to have no place to call home,” remarked the widow.

    The widow further called for the local and national government to come in and assist her in getting a solution for the tussle.

    “Right now it's only the government that can come to my rescue. I have no legal muscle to take the implicated persons to a court or fight for my rights in any way.

    The land ownership battle was reportedly fuelled by a family disagreement between the victim and a sister-in-law, who allegedly took part in the illegal acquisition.

    In April 2016, an Eldoret court issued an order preventing the sale of any part of the land that was originally owned by ex-colonial era Chief Talai.

    The land is located near Moi University main campus in Eldoret.

    The parliamentarian’s lawyers, however, denied the claims, indicating that Sudi had followed due procedure in acquiring the land.

    Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi (Left) and Deputy President William Ruto during a fundraising event in Eldoret in July 2017.
    Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi (Left) and Deputy President William Ruto during a fundraising event in Eldoret in July 2017.
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