23 C
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Two brothers ordered to share Sh. 80mn inheritance with 3 married sisters

Must Read

Dennis Itumbi ordered to pay child support after DNA proof

Dennis Itumbi Child: Popular blogger Dennis Itumbi has been ordered to start paying upkeep for a child he fathered....

How Syombua and her kids were brutally murdered at Nanyuki airbase

Syombua Killed: On October 27, Joyce Syombua and her two kids disappeared after visiting her estranged husband Major Peter...

Moi on life support at Nairobi Hospital ICU

Moi Health: Former President Daniel arap Moi is admitted at the Nairobi Hospital in a critical condition. According to reports,...

(NAIROBI NEWS): Inheritance laws in Kenya: A court has forced two brothers to share their parent’s estate, which is valued at more than Sh. 80 million, equally with their three married sisters.

Justice Teresiah Matheka directed Mr Francis Wambugu and Mr Sammy Mathangani to ensure the estate of their mother Esther Wangui Kamuhia (deceased) will devolve in equal shares among all the five children.

The estate comprises more than 10 acres of prime pieces of land on the Nyeri-Karatina road.

The brothers sought to share the estate equally between them. They said their mother had made a will dated January 2, 2010.

SEE MORE: How late Nderitu Gachagua divided his billions among his family

Mr Mathangani produced the said will in court.

In his proposed mode of distribution, Mr Mathangani said his sisters — Bance Wangechi Wachira, Mary Wanjiku Kahu and Rose Waigumo Ndeere — were married with their own homes.

He added that Waigumo was deceased.

Justice Matheka said the issue of married daughters not inheriting from their parents is a dead horse.

“The law of Succession Act does not know sex or gender. It knows the deceased’s child. The parcel of land belonged to the mother of all the parties herein.”

This story feature on inheritance laws in Kenya was first published in the Nairobi News.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Latest News

Sick Nyandarua man dies on wheelbarrow as poor roads persist

Nyandarua Roads: It was shame and shock after a man from Nyandarua who could not access a health centre...

More Articles Like This