Nyong’o and sister’s jail sentence stayed, case set for October.

    Kisumu governor and his sister Risper Nyagoy

    Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o and his sister Risper Nyagoy will not face jail time until an application they made in court can be heard in October.
    This is after the court of appeal on Tuesday stayed a decision to have them arrested and jailed in a civil jail on grounds of contempt of court.
    The ruling for the case has now been set for 0ctober 3.
    The two have been embroiled in a family dispute with their two nephews over the administration of the Sh200 million family estate, with the latter claiming that they had been left out of the list of beneficiaries of the estate.
    Last Thursday, Governor Nyong’o and his sister were sentenced to a month in civil jail for contempt of court after failing to show up for the hearing of the case. Justice Tripsisa Cherere then issued a warrant of arrest for the two.
    This is after they had failed to appear in court and then failed to pay an Sh400, 000 fine imposed on May 30.
    The ruling was stayed after the two applied against the rulings that were made by Justice Chesere on October 11, 2018 and July 23, 2019.
    Their nephews Kenneth Okuthe and Geoffrey Omondi claimed that they and some of their relatives had been excluded from the estate, yet they had grown up and had been taken care of by the family.
    The court had then directed that the two were entitled to be beneficiaries of the estate as well.
    The court had also directed that one of the nephews be appointed as co-administrator after revoking the administrative letters that placed Nyon’o and Nyagoy as administrators of the estate.
    The property under dispute in the case include flats on Jogoo Road Nairobi, 100 acres of land in Miwani, and plots in Milimani, Tamu, East Rata and Manyatta in Kisumu.

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