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Gill House brothers could end up killing each other over father’s estate, court told

Gill House on Moi Avenue in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE
Gill House on Moi Avenue in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE
Members of one of Nairobi’s wealthiest families are on the verge of killing each other over inheritance of their father's multi-million estate

Members of one of Nairobi’s wealthiest families are on the verge of killing each other over inheritance of their father’s multi-million estate, a court heard on Tuesday.

The Gill family own prime real estate across Parklands and in the city centre, including Gill House located on Tom Mboya Street.

Brothers Rajinda Singh Gill and  Jasbir Singh Gill are embroiled in a litany of criminal cases against each other which if not amicably solved could lead to murder, a lawyer told a Kibera court.

“We are here today because of accusations of malicious damage to property, but we could be staring at a possible murder,” Rajinda Singh Gill’s lawyer said.

ACCUSING EACH OTHER

The court heard that the family members have been in and out of court accusing each other of assault and malicious damage to property.

“We are asking the court to take a position that would prevent a disaster in future,” Rajinda’s lawyer said.

He was opposing an application by Jasbir Singh Gill who asked the court to be released on bail.

Jasbir Singh Gill and his son Alvinder Singh Gill on the dock in a Kibera law court on September 11, 2018. PHOTO | BENSON MATHEKA
Jasbir Singh Gill and his son Alvinder Singh Gill on the dock in a Kibera law court on September 11, 2018. PHOTO | BENSON MATHEKA

Jasbir and his son Alvinder Singh Gill denied damaging a door valued at Sh7, 000, the property of Rajinda.

Through his lawyer, Jasbir told the court that his brother is keen to evict him from a property they co-own.

EVICT FROM HOUSE

“The complainant in this case wants to evict the accused who is his kin from a property they co-own,” the lawyer said.

Zafida Chege, a prosecutor advised the lawyers to lead their clients in seeking an out of court settlement.

“ There seems to be a deep family dispute that is complex in nature. Advice your clients to settle their differences out of court,” she said.

The court was not convinced by Rajinda’s claims and released the two on Sh100,000 cash bail. The case will be heard on November 26.



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