Former Politician Takes His Sons to Court

  • Renowned former politician and farmer Jackson Kibor has taken his six children to court.

    Mr Kibor moved to the Eldoret Environment and Land Court to stop the transfer of 1250 acres of land to his children whom he sired with his second wife.

    The ex-politician accused 20 parties including his sons of deceitfully partitioning and processing titles for his land (LR No. 8300 and 8301).

    "I am still the owner of the entire parcel which was illegally subdivided and registered at Uasin Gishu County Land Registry as SOY/KAPSANG Block 10 (Samitoi) 1-20", Kibor was quoted by the Standard.

    He also alleged that the defendants had encroached and developed the land ignoring an order earlier issued to them by the District Land Registrar requiring them to vacate and submit the invalid titles.

    Mr Kibor now wants compensation for the damages he suffered during the trespass and that the defendants pay the cost of the suit as well as having the title deeds revoked.

    However, his sons - Elkana Kipleting, Evans Kipkosgei, Ezekiel Kipng’etich, Eric Kipchumba, Raymond Kibitok and Edwin Kipkoech - have denied the allegations.

    One of his sons, Mr Kibitok, holds that he is the legal owner of land parcel SOY/KAPSANG BLOCK 10 (SAMITOI) 17 which was carved out of LR No. 8300 and 8301 by his father.

    “The registered parcels were registered under the Registered Titles Act and in 1994 my father applied for consolidation and conversion of the said titles under the Registered Lands Act to facilitate sub-division and distribution of the land in favour of the 1st to 9th and 11th to 18th defendants,” reads part of Kibitok’s affidavit.

    Kibitok, who was allocated 250 acres, says the division process was done by the director of survey in a process that ended on December 2, 1994, and was initiated by his father.