Ex-MP’s widow declines sale of land to son

The widow of a former Nyeri MP will not allow his son to buy a portion of their family land as the two tussle over a Sh500 million property.

Ann Wanjiku Kiboi, the wife of Joseph Kiboi Theuri, yesterday told the High Court in Nyeri she is no longer willing to sell the portion as she had indicated earlier.

Mr Theuri served as Nyeri MP between 1964 and 1969.

“We ask that the court proceeds to hear and determine the main suit, my client Ms Kiboi has made alternative arrangements in resolving her financial problems,” the widow said, through her lawyer Lucy Mwai.

Last week, her son Andrew Wairagu Kiboi asked the court to allow him to buy 6.5 acres of the contested family land from his mother to enable her pay a Sh9.9 million loan balance owed to Equity Bank. The court had ordered that the two have the land valuation done and presented in court yesterday.

Mr Theuri’s wife moved to court in 2003 and filed a succession case of the land after his death in 2002.

At the conclusion of the case, Mr Kiboi and his siblings agreed  to have the land registered in their mother’s name as the proprietor who would hold it in trust. A company under was also to be formed to manage the land.

Mr Kiboi sued his mother for evicting him from a house owned by his father located at the Farm in Mweiga. He is seeking his share. The case will be heard on February 1.