Nyong’o, sister fail to appear in court for sentencing over Ksh.200M estate


Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o
Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o. PHOTO | FILE

The sentencing of Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o and his sister Dr Risper Nyagoy has been moved to Thursday after the duo failed to appear in court.

They are facing a six-month imprisonment in civil jail for contempt of court in an application filed by their nephew Kenneth Okuthe.

High Court Judge Thrispisa Cherere found them guilty of contempt for failing to include their nephews as beneficiaries for a Ksh.200million estate.

The property belonged to the Kisumu Governor’s father Hesbon Shimei Nyong’o who died on November 10, 2006 but did not leave a will.

Justice Cherere further cited a court order issued in October 2018 that they include all their sisters’ children as beneficiaries of their father’s estate.

The property in contention includes 100 acres of land in Miwani as well as flats along Jogoo Road in Nairobi. Others are parcels of land in Manyatta, Tamu, Milimani estate and East Rata in Seme sub-county, Kisumu County.

Justice Cherere had previously revoked the administrative letters and certificate of confirmation of grant that placed Prof. Nyong’o and Ms. Nyagoy as the sole controllers of the estate.

Justice Cherere also appointed Mr. Odhiambo as a co-administrator of the deceased’s estate.

Mr. Okuthe later sued Prof. Nyong’o and Ms. Nyagoy for leaving out some relatives in the list of beneficiaries of the estate.

The duo will now be sentenced on May 30, 2019.

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