Two widows of late Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka are currently embroiled in a heated court battle over the administration of a multi-million estate left by the deceased.
The late Senator Kabaka left multi-million properties that include; vehicles, shares at Bunge and Parliamentarian saccos, Senate Group Life Insurance benefits among others.
Jeniffer Mueni and Vascoline Katanu have failed to agree on the administration and distribution the estate left the late Senator Kabaka, with the former filing a case at the High Court.
Kalonzo Musyoka handing President Uhuru's condolence message to the late Boniface Kabaka's widows/Photo Courtesy
In the case, Katanu reportedly requested the High Court that she be provided with letters of administration for the estate, she had also requested for part of the money in the accounts left by the deceased, but the last application was unsuccessful.
As they await determination on her application regarding letters of administration, Katanu has sought to be granted Sh3.4 million which she says is meant to cater for general expenses and maintenance.
In her application, Katanu said the Sh3.4 million is meant to support the family for one year and should be withdrawn from the account of Bonavacantia Properties (K) Ltd; a real estate company that was founded by the deceased.
Additional, Katanu is reported to have also sought to be given a report by Bunge Sacco detailing the beneficiaries Kabaka had nominated under the sacco.
The application on sacco nominees, was, however, dismissed by Justice Aggrey Muchelule who noted that such disputes should be referred to the Cooperative Tribunal.
The other widow, Mueni also opposed the application seeking to know the sacco beneficiaries arguing that Kabaka had nominated specific persons to who the benefits should go, and as such, the same should be respected and maintained.
Regarding moneys in the late Kabaka’s bank account, Mueni noted that they were operated by a separate entity, adding that her husband was only a shareholder.