The family of late veteran author and journalist Ken Walibora have raised concerns over his undisclosed wealth. Since passed away on April 10, 2020, his wealth has not been traced.
Walibora's brother Patrick Wafula speaking during his memorial service appealed to relevant authorities to help trace his estates, properties, and other investments.
Wafula- a principal at Kipsoen High School in Elgeyo Marakwet County stated that his late brother was secretive and private about his entrepreneurial interests.
He said that their brother may have had properties that may lie idle or benefit the wrong people.
File image of Veteran author and journalist Ken Walibora. |Photo| Courtesy|
Wafula revealed that the extended family is in constant communication with Walibora's wife and children who are based in the US. They were unable to attend his funeral due to the travel ban necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
"We always communicate with each other,” Wafula said.
The family urged police to expedite investigations into Walibora's death. He was reportedly run over by a vehicle at Landhies Road in Nairobi. Police also claimed that the veteran writer may have been murdered.
Walibora was widely celebrated for his achievements as a Kiswahili scholar with over 40 titles to his name.
As a way of honoring him, The China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in July 2020 decided to translate the novel Siku Njema into Chinese.
Yuning Sheng, a Chinese Scholar of Swahili studies and African linguistics who schooled in Germany researching on topics of East Africa was tasked with translating the book.