The husband of the late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso, Edwin Abonyo is locked in a court battle with his sister-in-law Judy Cheptoo over the estate of the late politician.

Laboso's sister Judy Cheptoo hired a lawyer and informed the court that she intends to object to the grant of letters of administration to Abonyo.

Abonyo filed for control of the Ksh100 million estate in 2020 and a gazette notice granting him temporary orders was published in January 2021.

High Court judge Aggrey Muchelule on June 10, 2020, issued orders giving Abonyo the authority to manage the estate following an application through lawyer Fred Athuok.

Supportive Children

Abonyo told the court that he filed the application as the widower and also sought a limited grant for substituting Laboso’s name with his.

He listed properties in Karen, Kericho, South Sotik and Kisumu, a townhouse along Kilimani Road, a house in Kericho and some 275 shares in Kenya Grain Growers Co-operative Union as Laboso's property.

The Laboso children have thrown their support behind the widower as it remains unclear whether the late governor left a will.

Before the lapse of the 30 days, Cheptoo moved to court through her lawyers Sang and Sang Advocates.