Plans by late President Daniel Moi’s family to appoint lawyer Zehrababu Janmohammed as the executor of his multi-billion estate may be thwarted.
This is after a family of former chief successfully sought to be enjoined in a lawsuit, in which they want the process stopped until after the Moi family pays them KSh1 billion.
The family Noah Chelugui wants the court to order the Mois to pay the money which was awarded as compensation for a 53-acre land which was acquired illegally by late President Moi.
Chelugui’s wife, Susana, and son, David, argue that the KSh1 billion has since accrued to KSh2 billion, factoring in interest and legal fees. The family is worried that if the process of dividing the Moi estate starts, they may never be paid their compensation.
“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.
The late president allegedly grabbed the land in question and sold to the Jaswant Rai family.
The Rai family claimed that they searched and were convinced that the land had no other claimants. This took place before they bought it.
Moi died nine months after appealing the decision by the High Court to pay damages to the Chelugui family.
In his will, Late Presdident Moi indicated that all his children (Jennifer, Raymond, Philip, John Mark, Doris, June, Gideon and late Jonathan) should get equal potion of his property.