The widower of the late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has ended the vicious battle with his in-laws over multi-million properties.
Edwin Abonyo relinquished the fight for the disputed properties which include land in Bomet and Kericho counties, and shares in several co-operative unions because they are under the name of late Rebecca Laboso — the late governor’s mother.
Instead, Abonyo opted to has gone ahead to formulate a new strategy to share the properties he shared with his late wife and not inherited from his in-laws.
Consequently, Abonyo has listed a residential property in Karen, a townhouse in Kilimani, properties in Kisumu and Nakuru, and shares at Parliamentary Sacco and Egerton University, which he proposed to share among his sons. He also proposes to give two vehicles to his sons.
“That I am further advised by my advocates on record that there is need to amend summons for confirmation of grant and the schedule of distribution for the estate of the deceased herein to indicate the assets solely owned by the deceased herein,” he said in the statement.
Joyce Laboso’s sisters, Mary Chepkurui and Judy Cheptoo had filed a petition at the High Court, Family division, in Milimani seeking to bar Abonyo from administering their parents’ properties.
Abonyo in his response stated that all the properties which were being administered by the late Joyce Laboso that belonged to their family should be solved through a succession case pending before the High Court in Kericho.
“I am aware that the deceased was a co-administrator in the estate of the late Rebecca Laboso and a beneficiary in the said estate of her late mother therefore the need to include her share of the assets in the instant succession suit which assets brought about the protest,” he said.
In-laws had accused Abonyo of trying to disinherit them which resulted into a vicious battle.