Kisumu Governor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o has requested the Kisumu High Court to allow him settle a family row involving millions of shillings outside the corridors of justice
Nyong’o and his sister Riper Nyagol have been caught up in a vicious court battle pitting the two against their two nephews Geoffrey Omondi Nyong’o and Kenneth Odhiambo Okuthe. The two had sued Nyong’o and Nyagol for allegedly sidelining them from their grandfather’s property.
Nyongo’s attempts to have the case dismissed claiming it was in bad faith and an attempt to embarrass him as the Governor did not bear fruit as the sober Justice Thrispisa Cherere often attempted to have the family settle the dispute amicable outside court but the leader downplayed it.
In an earlier affidavit, Nyong’o and his sister claimed they had taken care of the two gentlemen through school and helped them secure jobs even though they are not entitled to their late grandfather’s senior Nyongo’s wealth.
In an interesting turn, through his lawyer, he now wants the case settled outside the court
Hesborn Shimei Nyong’o died on November 10, 2016, without a will. His estate is estimated to be worth Sh200 million. It includes 100 acres in Miwani under a 99-year lease; land in Manyatta, Tamu and Milimani estates, and in East Rata in Seme sub-county, Kisumu. It also includes another piece of land that currently has flats along Jogoo Road in Nairobi.