Mbiyu Koinange’s wealth: Family wants daughter ordered to return 88 acre Karen land


Majority of the family of the late cabinet minister Mbiyu Koinange wants the court to order his daughter Lennah Wanjiku Mbiyu to return about 88 acres of land she currently occupies in Karen before the distribution of the estate.

Justice Aggrey Muchelule heard that Wanjiku has on two previous occasions transfered and registered properties in her favour.

Through lawyer Paul Muite, Mrs Eddah Wanjiru Mbiyu said Wanjiku transferred the land to herself without the consent of other beneficiaries.

“He said the transactions were neither sanctioned by the other three administrators or beneficiaries,” Muite submitted.

The court heard that three other properties, 260 acres sold to Aga Khan, 100 acres to Centum and a three-acre parcel sold to Karura Community Chapel were sold through sanctions of the court and there was no contestation as all beneficiaries agreed.

“The land Wanjiku transferred to herself was not sanctioned by the court, hence it should be cancelled,” he added.

The application was supported by other administrators including David Njunu Koinange, David Waiganjo Koinange and Margaret Njeri as well as other beneficiaries of the estate.

In response, Wanjiku told the court that Margaret has not come to court “with clean hands” and the application was only meant to delay the distribution of the estate.

Through lawyer Kenvine Ouma, Wanjiku said she has been occupying the disputed land since she was evicted from the portion that was sold to other parties, through consent of the court.

She accuses the other beneficiaries of only being interested in her parcel, after developing it from a thicket and currently rears dairy cattle among other developments.