The controversy surrounding Jacob Ocholla Mwai’s claim to be former President Mwai Kibaki’s son continues to unfold, as his younger brother denied his allegations. In an interview with NTV on Thursday, February 23, the brother asserted that Ocholla was not Kibaki’s biological son and that he had ulterior motives for making such claims.
According to the brother, their father was the late Hillary Joseph Ocholla, and their mother was Mama Jane Achieng Ocholla. He added that Ocholla was lying about his age and that he couldn’t be 62 years old, as he was the oldest in the family. He further stated that their mother was still mourning the death of their father in 1981, making it impossible for her to have been in Nairobi to introduce Ocholla to Kibaki.
The younger brother also revealed that their father was a director at the Bomas of Kenya, where he worked for years and provided for his family. The brothers were enrolled in good schools, and their basic needs were adequately met.
Ocholla filed a case at the Milimani High Court on September 22, 2022, seeking official recognition as Kibaki’s son and to inherit a piece of the former president’s estate. However, Kibaki’s children rejected Ocholla’s petitions and sought to defend their father’s legacy.
The controversy surrounding Ocholla’s claim took a new turn when he claimed that his life was in danger after unknown men reportedly trailed him along James Gichuru road in Westlands, Nairobi.
The case is still ongoing, and it remains to be seen what the outcome will be. However, the allegations and counter-allegations have sparked a heated debate, with many questioning the motives behind Ocholla’s claims. Some have even suggested that he might be seeking to defraud Kibaki’s family or seeking to use the former president’s name to advance his interests.
Whatever the case may be, it is clear that the controversy surrounding Ocholla’s claims will continue to attract public attention and generate heated debates. The truth may eventually be revealed, but until then, the case will remain a topic of discussion.