New Row Emerges in Ownership of Moi's Wealth

  • President Daniel Moi
    Former President Daniel Moi during a previous address.
  • A new row has emerged in the inheritance and wealth-sharing of the late President Mzee Daniel arap Moi's multi-billion estate. 

    The family of Noah Chelugui has been enjoined a lawsuit seeking to prevent Moi's family from appointing an administrator until they take into account the Ksh1 billion the former president owed the ex-chief. 

    Chelugui's wife, Susana, and son, David, asked the court to order the Mois to pay the money which was awarded to them as compensation for a 53-acre land acquired illegally by the former President.

    They threatened to stop Moi's family from dividing his wealth and executing his will until the order is granted. 

    From left: Raymond Moi, Philip Moi and Gideon Moi at the burial of their father Mzee Daniel arap Moi in Kabarak on February 12, 2020

    "Should this court confirm the said grant (of appointing an administrator), justice will be defeated on our part as it will be difficult or even impossible to execute the judgement and/or enjoy the fruits of our litigation.

    "We are entitled to our share as ruled by the Land and Environmental Court," David Chelugui stated in court documents.

    Chelugui's family went on to demand a further Ksh1 billion to cover legal costs and other expenditures incurred while fighting for their compensation. 

    David and Susan demanded Ksh2 billion from the Mois and prayed that the court should direct the Moi's to set aside the money from their succession talks. 

    They also asked the court to consider appointing Nairobi lawyer Zehrababu Janmohammed as the executor of the former President’s will in place of an administrator as argued by Moi's family. 

    Moi passed away on February 4, 2020, leaving behind property in different sectors; large-scale farming, banking, real estate, transport and logistics, education and media.

    In his will, he noted that all his children (Jennifer, Raymond, Philip, John Mark, Doris, June, Gideon and the late Jonathan) would get an equal portion of the property.

    Military ferry the body of former President Daniel arap Moi to Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi in February 2020
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