Ntimama's Wife Seeks Ksh112M to Pay Medical Bills

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    The late MP and former Minister William ole Ntimama
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  • The widow of the late MP William ole Ntimama wants the High Court to allow her access to her share of Ksh112 million managed by a private insurance firm.

    Mrs Dorcas Pedelai Ntimama wants the court to order the release of her share of the Ksh2 billion estate to take care of medical bills. Her lawyer, Omwanza Ombati filed documents at the High Court stating that her medical condition could not allow her to wait for the court to make a decision regarding the case that has tied up access to her entitlement.

    The widow was denied access to a Ksh100 million fund left by the deceased politician over a dispute with her son-in-law.

    The late Narok North MP, William Ole Ntimama with his wife Dorcas at a past function.
    The late Narok North MP, William Ole Ntimama with his wife Dorcas at a past function.
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    Ntimama had directed the fund to be managed by his late daughter Vivian Ntimama who was also to inherit it in case her mother Pedelai Ntimama passed away. 

    Vivian, who succumbed to a heart attack on January 31 2020, had also been tasked with meeting the medical expenses of her mother. However, Vivian's husband Erick Kimani is said to have denied Ntimama widow access to the money after she requested Ksh 50 million for upkeep.

    The duo's attempt to solve the case out of court turned futile as both parties could not concur. While appearing before the court, Kimani argued that Pedelai did not want to seek his consent.

    "We have a small problem with that. The applicants made it clear that they do not want to consult us. The application is to have our consent without talking to us. Asking that 50% be released will be settling the matter while still litigating,” Kimani's lawyer Stephen Kabucho responded to the petition by Pedelai’s lawyer Omwanza Ombati.

    The insurance company managing the Ksh100 million fund also sued both parties. The firm detailed that the duo issued contradicting requests over the release of the funds. Judge Francis Tuiyott postponed the hearing date to February 27 and March 1, 2021. 

    Ole Ntimama, who left behind an estate estimated to be worth Ksh2 billion, died on the night of September 1, 2016, from natural causes.

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    The late William ole Ntimama at a rally in 2013
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