Monica Kimani's Family Locked Out of Daughter's Ksh4M Kilimani Apartment

  • An image of the late businesswoman Monica Kimani who died on September 19, 2018 at her Kilimani apartment.
    An image of the late businesswoman Monica Kimani who died on September 19, 2018 at her Kilimani apartment.
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  • The family of slain businesswoman, Monica Kimani, is seeking to reclaim the posh Kilimani apartment where their daughter lived before her demise on September 19, 2018. 

    However, Kimani's father, Paul Ngarama, alleged that the firm selling the house had terminated the deal and entered into another agreement without informing anyone. 

    According to a report by Nation, Monica had outstanding arrears of Ksh2.56 million, an amount that Ngarama was willing to settle in order to purchase the apartment, through his lawyers, NOB Advocates. 

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    An image of the late businesswoman Monica Kimani who died on September 19, 2018 at her Kilimani apartment.
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    His proposal was, however, countered by the firm which alluded that it was in the process of entering into another agreement with a Nigerian tenant. 

    "Monica's house has been sold to a Nigerian by the owner of the house, who hasn't accepted our proposal to clear Monica's arrears even though we are willing and able to."

    "They have shown us no mercy. Even though our lawyers say that they have received no official communication, we also haven't received any communication regarding receiving a refund of the money that Monica had already paid," Ngarama argued. 

    "That is the only house that we can remember Monica for. It's like a memorial for her. The owner of the estate was unfair to us. This is very wrong," he added. 

    A representative of Wangai Nyuthe Advocates, representing the firm, intimated to the media that they were willing to reconsider selling the apartment to another client, but Monica's family ought to go to court, obtain a letter of administration and certificate of confirmation of the grant. 

    "We are aware that there was a sale that was going on, and there was a breach on the part of Monica. At the time of death, the breach had been persistent for a whole year," the representative stated. 

    Part of the agreement indicated that upon failure of Monica to complete the Ksh4 million transaction, it would be considered a breach.

    Before the revocation of the agreement, the purchaser would be served with notice that they are expected to have completed the transaction. 

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