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Widow wants her husband’s land back

A family in Ngong is in confusion after a man, now deceased, allegedly sold his inheritance before he was legally allocated the property.

According to Jane Lesaloi, widow of Job Lesaloi, three people who allege to have bought plots from her late husband in the late 80s have settled on the land allocated to her by a High Court order in 2009.

The succession took place after the death of her father in-law, James Leminjor.


“When my husband died in 1997, we had not been legally allocated any property by my father in-law until his death over a decade later when the High Court granted me the estate in a succession case in 2009. I have no idea how these people claim to have bought a yet to be given inheritance,” said Jane a teacher at Enoomatasia Primary School.

In spite of two court orders, one on August 21, 2013 by senior resident magistrate Mary Achieng and the other on March 14, 2014 by Lady Justice Gacheru deterring any development on the land pending determination of the suit, Jane said she has been unsuccessful in ejecting the defendants or stopping them from the property.

“Police came to evict them from the land and even demolished some structures but the process was halted and I was told that the order read eject and remove not demolish,” said Jane.

Efforts to secure an interview with the occupants of the land about the court orders served to them by Jane’s agent, Humphrey Mungai were unsuccessful.

The parcels of land are part of the late Leminjor’s expansive 250-acre estate in Matasia which were transferred to his eldest son’s (Job Lesaloi) family after his death in 2008, aged 93 years old.