A dentist has renounced her interest in inheriting a Sh700 million estate of her deceased husband whom she is being tried of killing, a senior police officer told a court on Thursday.
Corporal Festo Wamwayi told a court that Dr Nisha Sapra gave up her interrest to inherit her deceased husban’d multi-million empire because of the charge she is facing.
Dr Sapra has accused his two brothers-in-law of attempting to defraud her the estate of her late husband Yogesh Sapra.
Corporal Wamwayi told Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi that Dr Sapra is facing a charge of killing her husband and therefore she cannot apply for letters of administration.
The officer is investigating Dr Sapra’s two brothers-in-law Kuldip Madan Sapra and Ashman Madan Sapra in a forgery case.
“ The complainant herein (Dr Sapra) has renounced her interest in the estate because of the pending criminal case against her?” lawyer Harun Ndubi asked Corporal Wamwayi.
“ Yes,” he answered.
Dr Sapra admitted in an affidavit she filed before Justice Aggrey Muchelule in 2011 that she can’t inherit her husband, he told the court.
Justice Muchelule is handling the succession case filed by the two brothers who disclosed to him that each of them owns a third of the family estate.
The magistrate is hearing an objection raised by Kuldip and Ashman in the case they have been accused of forging documents for the estate of their deceased brother.
He was told that Corporal Wamwayi disobeyed a directive by the office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) not to commence any case against them.
Kuldip and Ashman urged Mr Andayi to quash the forgery case saying it was filed against them to sabotage the high court succession case which they filed in 2011.
Both have since been appointed as joint administrators of the estate by Justice Muchelule. Dr Sapra has failed to file an objection.
Mr Andayi who is trying the two brothers of attempting to acquire the estate of their brother from Dr Sapra , heard that Section 160 of the Succession Laws bars her from inheriting her late husband whom she is being tried of killing in 2008 at their residence in Lower Kabete.
Dr Sapra has denied the charge and is out on bond.
Kuldip and Ashman are accused of attempting to aqcuire from Dr Sapra, the beneficiary of the Estate of her late husband Yogesh , half an hectare of land parcel at Lower Kabete Nairobi, a house in Lower Kabete, a house in Brookside Gardens, an apartment in Nyali Estate in Mombasa, shares at the Kenya Airways Limited,Mt Kenya Sundries Retail Shop at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Maya Duty Free Shops at JKIA, Sapra Investment Limited and Green Gems Limited all valued at Ksh 700 million by falsely pretending that they were the bona fide administrators of the estate of their late brother Yogesh.
Mr Wamwayi told the magistrate that he has named nine properties in the charges against Kuldip and Ashman yet they only named three properties in the probate grant.
Hearing resumes February 26, 2018.