Josiah Sang's Family Moves to Supreme Court Over Ksh100 Million Land

A photo of David Bisem son of Former Lands PS Josiah Sang
A photo of David Bisem son of Former Lands PS Josiah Sang

The family of Josiah Sang who was a close ally of former President Daniel Moi on Tuesday announced it is planning to seek legal redress at the Supreme Court to fight for land valued at Ksh100 million.

Sang's family has been in a protracted court battle with a former councillor (ward representative) whom they accuse of fraudulently obtaining the land from their late father. 

Addressing the press, David Bisem, the son of Josiah Sang, argued that at no particular time did his late father, who served as a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands, sell the prime parcel of land located in Nandi County.

“He came later and grabbed our land using illegalities of transaction where there is no agreement,” Bisem told journalists.

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The front view of the Supreme Court of Kenya building in Nairobi.
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“He never had any business with my late father but he took land when it was still in my father's name.”

Bisem stated his family has resolved to escalate the matter to the Supreme Court, citing unfair judgements at the lower courts.

The younger Sang is hoping that the court will rule in his family's favour, and the case thoroughly prosecuted to revert the title deed back to the Sang family. 

Flanking Bisem was his lawyer Elijah Momanyi, who exuded confidence in his client triumphing in court since, according to him, no cash transaction was completed between the former PS and the the former councillor.

The case has dragged on for close to twenty years and should the Supreme Court uphold the lower court verdicts, the Sang family will lose the land. 

Meanwhile, the former councillor and his family have for years argued that the title deed was obtained legally, contrary to the position held by the Sang Family.

The former councillor passed on in 2015. Following his death, 3 of his children were granted letters of administration to oversee the management of the estate, which is now being contested.

Should the case collapse at the apex court, the trio will be able to inherit the estate left by their father. 

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