Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika's stepmother, Margaret Wambui has lost her bid to control property inherited from her husband, former Nakuru North MP Dickson Kihika Kimani.
This is after a high court judge replaced Wambui with her last born daughter Florence Nduta as one of the joint administrators of the property worth Ksh600 million.
High Court Judge Justice Rachel Ng'etich ruled in favor of Nduta who had filed an application seeking to replace Wambui as the administrator.An Empty Court Room
Nduta, along with her stepmother Alice Mukuhi, argued that the 90-year-old Wambui was unable to carry out her duties as the administrator due to her age.
The Kihika family has been embroiled in a protracted court battle over the inheritance of his Ksh600 million estate. This has seen countless tussles between Kihika's daughters and widows over the ownership rights of the land.
Wambui along with three widows, Alice Mukuhi, Mary Wangari, and Miriam Warau, had been joint administrators of the estate since they were issued with letters of administration on October 13, 2020. However, the children of the late Kihika sought to replace the widows from managing the property.
This prompted Wambui to seek court orders to block the late MP's children from interfering and leasing a 50-acre land in Njoro, Nakuru County.
The land is part of a 1,000-acre land left by the late MP that was to be inherited by his 41 children and seven widows.
Wambui, in the application, added that the children were plotting to manage and sell the land without her consent.
"The applicant (Wambui) urges the court to grant conservatory orders of injunction, restricting the respondents (the children) and their servants from interfering with her possession of the suit land,” read part of the application.
Further, another scuffle between two sisters, Peris Njoki and Caroline Kihika, came to light. Njoki had been sentenced to two years in jail for assaulting her sister Caroline Kihika.
However, the judgment was overruled by the High Court who stated that the trial magistrate had erred in convicting Njoki without watertight evidence.The late Dickson Kihika. Former Nakuru North MPFile
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