The family of former Homa Bay senator Otieno Kajwang' is yet to divide the late lawmaker's estate over disparities in how it should be shared.
Distribution of the former Senator's wealth has been delayed by a vicious control of the estate by his two widows. There is also a case in court over the valuation of the property, which has also delayed any sharing.
The late senator's brother Joseph Okoto Ajwang’ has also filed a case in court, claiming to have a stake in the multi-million estate.
File image of late former Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang'. |Photo| Courtesy|
Kajwang's disputed wealth includes houses in Nairobi and Nyanza, shares and savings in SACCOs such as the Bunge Sacco, vehicles and an undisclosed amount of money in bank accounts.
Okoto through lawyer Silas Atonga told the court on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, that a property in Lavington and another piece of land in Migori should be taken out of the late senator's estate.
He argued that though the properties were under Kajwang's name, they were not his.
“Our client had interest on the properties. He believes the two belong to him and so they should not be included. That is the reason we are objecting,” said the lawyer.
Justice Lydia Achode also heard that Kajwang’s father, David Ajwang’, who died in February 2021, had opposed the inclusion of a piece of land in Lambwe West as part of Kajwang's estate.
“Being the father, he was not opposed to the valuation, save that he has personal property (in Lambwe) that should not be subjected to valuation,” Ajwang's lawyers stated.