Nyong’o, sister to be sentenced over Ksh.200M estate on Tuesday

Anyang' Nyong'o
Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o

Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o and his sister were on Thursday found guilty of contempt.

High Court Judge Thrispisa Cherere said the two had failed to include their nephews as beneficiaries for a Ksh.200million estate that belonged to Nyong’o’s late father.

Hesbon Shimei Nyong’o died on November 10, 2006 without leaving a will.

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

After the application was filed by Kennedy Odhiambo Okuthe, the five family members were given 45 days from the October 11 ruling to bring to court their father’s estate accounts since 2014 but they failed.

Okuthe argued that the multi-million estate left behind by Hesbon Shimei Nyong’o stands to be wasted if an account is not opened for the purpose of depositing all the proceeds.

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.

High Court Judge Justice Tripsisa 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 be sentenced on May 28, 2019.

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