Barely a week after being laid to rest following a long and unsuccessful battle with brain cancer the family re-known legislator are already locked up in a fierce battle for the control of his estate.
The family of former Juja MP Francis Munyua Waititu alias Wakapee are currently in a in a property row with affidavits allegedly sworn-in already to stop the current managers from the control of the property.
The war pitches the lawmakers current widow Susan Munyua and her children on one side, and his deceased wife’s two children on the other end.
“Our stepmother Susan and her offspring have taken it upon themselves to assume the sole administration of our father’s estate, which we urge the court to stop with immediate effect,” an affidavit by one of the sons, Michael Munyua reads in part.
The property in question is worth over 300 Million, and comprises, his Juja home, residential properties in Juja, Ruiru, Thika, and shares in a number of blue-chip companies.
Michael and his sister Terry Njeri, are accusing their step mother Susan and her children Martin Munyua, Christine Njeri, and Dinah Wanja for denying their father proper health care, misusing property, extortion, and embezzlement of Constituency Development Fund through illegal dealings.
Terry and her brother wants the mother and her children stopped from the custody of the father’s estate, accusing them installing themselves as the caretakers.
“Your humble petitioners therefore pray for a declaration that Terry Njeri Munyua and Michael Munyua Waititu be appointed the joint legal guardians of Hon Francis Munyua Waititu and joint managers of his estate,” their petition read in part.
They added that the step mother and the children took advantage of their father’s ill health to dispose of his cars and land, along with other personal properties.
This comes a mid mounds of praises heaped on the former lawmaker on the burial day, with many describing him as an astute leader, generous, and a dedicated family man.