The family of the former head of state, the late Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, may be blocked from sharing his multi-billion estate.
Former President Moi's Family PHOTO/COURTESY
Noah Chelugui's family has been enjoined in a lawsuit seeking to prevent the appointment of an administrator by Moi's family.
Noah Chelugui was an ex-chief and former Eldoret MP who was influential in both Jomo Kenyatta and Moi's administrations, with whom the former president allegedly had a land transaction back in 1978.
The late Chelugui's widow Susan Chelugui and her son David Chelugui have prayed the court to compel Moi's family to pay Sh1 billion.
The amount was awarded to Chelugui's family by the courts as compensation for 53 acres of prime land on the outskirts of Eldoret town along the Eldoret-Webuye highway that Moi had acquired illegally.
Chelugui's family has threatened to stop Moi's family from dividing his multi-billion estate unless the order is granted.
Ex-chief and former MP Eldoret Noah Chelugui's family members PHOTO/COURTESY
"Should this court confirm the said grant (of appointing an administrator), justice will be defeated on our part as it will be difficult or even impossible to execute the judgement and/or enjoy the fruits of our litigation," stated Chelugui's son in court documents.
"We are entitled to our share, as ruled by the Land and Environmental Court," the statement continued.