The son and daughter of the late politician, Ngiyo Kariuki are in a battle to control his sh4 billion estate. The politician passed away on February 24, 2020. He left a will to his widow, Margaret Wangari, the mother of James Kariuki and Jane Wambui.
However, the fight to control sh4 billion estate belonging to the late businessman and politician Nginyo Kariuki is splitting the family.
According to Business Daily, James, the eldest son, moved to court seeking to be allowed to manage the estate. Jane Wambui, opposed court petition by her elder brother seeking authority to run the estate.
James demands that all the rents collected from the estate to be saved at their dad’s bank accounts because they belong to the estate.
Wambui claimed that all properties are well maintained and there is no risk of despair as James alleged.
Ms Wambui also wants her brother to account for the house he occupies and monies allegedly to him by their father before passing away.
In his reply, James claims he was gifted the property by his father on his wedding day and all his family members are aware.
Court fight was triggered by a woman claiming to be a widow of the late politician and three other children who were born out of wedlock and also excluded from the will.
The family have shown a united fight against the claims resulting from children born out of wedlock.
The late politician had a total of sh335 million in fixed deposit accounts.
As per the court documents, Kariuki owned land and buildings in Nairobi, Kiambu and Ngong valued at sh3.2 billion among other properties placing his heirs among the richest families in the country.
Ngiyo Kariuki was more successful in business than in politics.