A property row has rocked the family of late President Mzee Daniel Toroitich arap Moi over the division and administration of his wealth.

This is after the family of ex-chief Noah Chelugui moved to court, blocking the Moi family from appointing an administrator over the late former president's estate.

The Chelugui family wants the Mois to take into account Ksh1 billion that was awarded to the Chelugui family by the court after winning a land dispute against the former Head of State.

Chelugui's wife, Susana, and son, David petitioned the court to order Moi's family to pay the money which was part of compensation for a 53-acre piece of land, illegally acquired by the former president.

They threatened to stop the division of Moi's property unless they are paid their dues.

"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.

"We are entitled to our share as ruled by the Land and Environmental Court," David Chelugui stated in court documents.

They demanded a further Ksh1 billion, arguing that it would cover the interest accrued, the legal fees, and other expenses incurred during the duration of the case.

David and Susan are demanding Ksh2 billion and asked the court to order the Moi family to set aside the money before engaging in inheritance talks.

They asked the court to appoint Nairobi lawyer Zehrababu Janmohammed as the executor of Moi’s will instead of an administrator as put forth by the Moi family.

Moi passed away on February 4, 2020, leaving behind a rich investment portfolio cutting across various sectors of the economy; large-scale farming, banking, real estate, transport and logistics, education, and media.

In his will, he noted that all his children (Jennifer, Raymond, Philip, John Mark, Doris, June, Gideon, and the late Jonathan) would get an equal portion of the property.