Family of late Governor Laboso opposes husband’s move to take over her Sh 100 million estate

The late Bomet county governor Joyce Laboso and her husband Edwin Abonyo

The family of the late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso has opposed plans by her husband to be granted letters of administration of her estate claimed to be worth Sh 100 million.

According to Laboso’s sister Judy Cheptoo, the estate being claimed by the widower Edwin Jacob Abonyo includes some properties belonging to them. 

Dr Laboso died on 29th July 2019 at Nairobi hospital after battling with cancer for several years. It is not clear whether she left a will.

Abonyo then moved to court in 2020 seeking letters of administration with the support of two of his sons. He was granted temporary orders by Justice Aggrey Muchelule on 10th June last year.

Cheptoo moved to court after the gazette notice was published.

Through her advocates, Judy sought to stop the confirmation of the grant on 18th January this year and was given time to file her objection. The case is set to be mentioned on March 24.

Some of the properties listed by Abonyo include a land in Karen, a townhouse in Kilimani, parcels of land at Kapletundo, Kericho County, South Sotik township, Kisumu, Nakuru town, a residential plot in Bomet, shares at Kenya Grain Growers Co-operative Union (KGGCU), shares at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), shares at Sinendet Multipurpose Co-operative Society and shares at Parliament Sacco. Others are Egerton University Pension Scheme- where she taught before joining politics and her accounts at KCB, Equity, Co-operative bank and Absa Kenya.