Kenya: Recent Twist in Laboso Family, Widower Inheritance Row

The siblings of the late Bomet governor Joyce Laboso delight in accused their brother-in-regulations Edwin Abonyo of searching for to disinherit them of their of us’ property as he seeks to administer the estate of his departed wife.

In filings made sooner than the Family Division of the High Court docket in Milimani, Mary Chepkurui and Judy Cheptoo delight in filed objections against plans by Mr Abonyo to administer the estate, announcing he has ‘cunningly’ included the estate of their late mother Rebecca and properties that belonged to their late father Fredrick.

In an affidavit, Ms Chepkurui says she learnt of the software, for confirmation of grant on January 18, a day sooner than the listening to of the case.

By lawyer Davis Sang, she talked about Mr Abonyo is trying by the petition, to remain one other succession case in Bomet- and which had shared out the properties of their late of us.

“… besides (the petition is) illegally trying to disinherit us by including properties that weren’t dispensed to our late sister in our late mother’s succession complaints,” she talked about within the affidavit, adding that though confirmation of grant used to be made, the properties – including land and shares – haven’t been transmitted to the respective beneficiaries.

Mom’s estate

Ms Chepkurui talked about she and her late sister Dr Laboso had been directors of their mother’s estate, retaining it in belief of their two diversified siblings – Judy and their brother David Kipkoech. The land in Sotik is ready 180 acres.

“The Estate of my late mother Rebecca Laboso delight in now been made self-discipline of this quick succession and in spite of a clear mode of distribution therein and the properties no longer having been transmitted; the petitioner herein has deceptively and or illegally listed them as section of the Estate of the deceased and extra dispensed them completely to himself and the diversified two beneficiaries,” Mr Sang submitted.

Mr Abonyo had proposed to switch the parcel in Sotik to his two sons, a cross that can well ostensibly lock out diversified beneficiaries of the estate of Laboso.

Additional, Ms Chepkurui says Mr Abonyo has also taken over a land in Kericho and proposes to bequeath it to his two sons, disinheriting her and her two siblings.

Whereas they had no dispute with Mr Abonyo taking up what belongs to his late wife, including shares at Parliament Sacco, Egerton College Pension Method – the put she taught sooner than becoming a member of politics, they object his cross to decide over what they termed as their ancestral property.

As well they don’t delight in any objection with him taking the cash in her accounts at KCB, Equity, Co-op monetary institution and Absa Kenya as well to land in Kisumu and Nakuru.


Other properties in rivalry is a land in Kericho metropolis, a residential house in Sotik and shares held at Itibo Miniature, which she and Dr Laboso held in belief for Judy and David. Itibo estate sits on a 250 hectares.

Also contested are shares at the Kenya Grain Growers Cooperative Union Shares, 2,480 shares at Kenya Industrial Bank and shares at Sinendet Multipurpose Cooperative Union, which Dr Laboso held in belief for all beneficiaries of their mother’s estate.

“Kericho/Kapletundo/chemagel BLOCK 1/27 belongs to our late father and has no longer been subjected to succession thus if the grant is confirmed herein, we stand to be unfairly disinherited,” Ms Chekurui talked about.

She also talked about she is going to lose a self-discipline she inherited from her late mother, which Mr Abonyo has dispensed to his sons.

She printed that KCB, KGGCU and Sinendet shares had been to be held in belief for all beneficiaries by herself and Dr Laboso, but they’ve been dispensed to Mr Abonyo’s sons.

Mr Abonyo moved to court docket final year searching for letters of administration and used to be granted non permanent present by Justice Aggrey Muchelule on June 10.

Dr Laboso died on July 29, 2019 at Nairobi Scientific institution after scuffling with cancer for loads of years.

As antagonistic to administering the estate, Mr Abonyo also wanted to be substituted and decide over a case whereby his wife had sued Kenya Civil Aviation Authority for the air accident whereby her sister and feeble Chepalungu MP Lorna Chepkemoi Laboso used to be killed.

Just among the properties the Laboso family don’t delight in any teach with encompass a land in Karen, a townhouse in Kilimani, two parcels of land in Kisumu and a land in Nakuru metropolis and cash in loads of accounts. The case is determined for level out on March 24.

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