Joyce Laboso Estate: The late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso’s widower Edwin Jacob Abonyo and her sister Judy Cheptoo are engaged in a bitter fight over the Sh. 100 million estate Laboso left behind.
Last year, Abonyo was been granted orders by a court to manage the estate, even as Judy protested. According to a report that appeared in a local daily, Judy has hired a lawyer and informed the court that she intends to object to the grant of letters of administration to Abonyo. She has yet to file her substantive suit papers.
Abonyo got the order to administer the estate from High Court judge Aggrey Muchelule on June 10, 2020 following an application through lawyer Fred Athuok.
Abonyo told the court that he filed the application as the widower. He also sought a limited grant for substituting Laboso’s name with his. He listed land in Karen, Kericho, South Sotik and Kisumu, a townhouse along Kilimani Road, a house in Kericho and some 275 shares in Kenya Grain Growers Co-operative Union as Laboso’s property. Also listed were a house in Nakuru, a residential plot in Bomet, KCB shares, Sinendet Multipurpose Cooperative Society, shares in Parliament Sacco, Egerton University Pension Scheme, Imarisha Sacco, Cooperative Bank account, KCB account, Cooperative Bank Visa card, Barclays multi-currency prepaid card, a vehicle and shares at Itibo Limited. According to Abonyo, has a liability of Sh. 48 million.