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Nduva agrees on how to share wealth with family

The family of Transport Principal Secretary Nduva Muli has agreed on how to share several properties left behind by their late father, former Attorney General Mathews Guy Muli in Nairobi and other parts of the country.

The resolution was reached after lengthy negotiations were held at Karen County Club on April 6.

Mbeere South MP Mutava Musyimi and Nyiva Mwendwa chaired the meeting.

The consent was recorded on Tuesday before Family Court Judge Luka Kimaru by lawyers Judy Thongori, Philip Murgor, and Victoria Okata indicating the family had agreed on how to distribute the estate among the beneficiaries.

Nduva has also agreed to withdraw the complaints he filed against his sister and brother-in-law before the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and Law Society of Kenya (LSK) respectively.

The PS and his two sisters, Appeal Court judge Agnes Murgor, and Ms Nthanze Muli, have been fighting for the control of multi-million shilling properties left by their father in Nairobi and other parts of the country.

The matter was filed in court by Ms Nthanze who accused the PS of fraudulently obtained 50 per cent shares in the company and wanted him stopped from interfering with or selling properties registered in the company’s name.

Her claim was also supported by their mother Mrs Evangeline Celeste Muli.

The PS had however, accused his sister, Justice Murgor of using her position in the Judiciary to interfere with the court dispute and wanted the JSC to investigate her.

He claimed that his sister might have personally dated the application at the High Court registry in her own handwriting and requested the JSC to investigate the identity of the handwriting with a view of taking disciplinary action against her if the allegations are confirmed.

He also wanted his brother in-law lawyer Philip Murgor disqualified from representing his mother Mrs Muli and filed the same complaint before the LSK.

In the consent filed in court, it was agreed that the beneficiaries of the estate of the late Muli will undertake to refer any further disputes to mediation before resorting to court.

Future generations

Family members also agreed to do their best to patch up their differences and strive to re-unite for the sake of their parents and future generations.

The case will be mentioned on April 23, to amend the schedule of distribution to reflect the settlement that was reached. 

The settlement brings to an end a week of high drama, which saw Mrs Muli sensationally accuse her son Nduva of disinheriting her of property in the city.

In a letter filed in court as the parties battled over the estate of the former AG, Mrs Muli accused the PS and his wife, Elizabeth of attempting to disinherit her of 100 acres of land in Komarock along Kangundo road.

She further accused the PS of neglecting her after she was rendered homeless when her Garden estate mansion was declared unfit for human occupation.

She recounted how her late husband was allocated 262 acres in Komarock by the government but which was later dished out to third parties following his death.

“On my own initiative, I embarked on the lengthy process to have the property returned, and succeeded in retrieving 100 acres and having a title issued in my name.”

“For the love of my children and following agreement with all beneficiaries, I have permitted the division of this property in terms of virtual sub division, provided by Mutinda (her eldest son) wherein I retained 10 acres absolute ownership,” she wrote. 

“Recently, I requested the beneficiaries to move to beneficial use, on the basis of the virtual subdivision, only for Nduva to attempt to withdraw his agreement on the issue, and by way of blackmail to me, insisted that I do not receive the 10 acre plot,” she added.

Family home

She further accused her son and daughter in law of failing to provide for her after she lost her Garden estate home.

“For about eight years after he and Elizabeth got married, he stayed in the Garden estate family home, and only left when he felt capable of taking care of himself and his family,” she stated.

“Indeed, about four years ago, when I could not live at garden estate alone and subsequently had to undergo serious surgery, the house became unfit for occupation. I was rendered homeless, Nduva and his wife did not take up any responsibility in providing me with a shelter or food, despite his current privileged position,” she added.