Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o and his sister Risper Nyagoy are facing a jail term after they were on Thursday found guilty of contempt of court.
High Court Judge Tripsisa Cherere found the two guilty of defying her October 2018 order, that they include all their sister's children as beneficiaries of their father’s estate.
The judge is expected to deliver her sentence on May 28, 2019.
Governor Nyong'o and his nephews have been locked in property row over a Sh200 million estate left by their late father Shimei Nyong'o.
In the case, Nyong'o's nephews; Geoffrey Omondi Nyong’o, and Kenneth Odhiambo Okuthe sued the governor and his sister for excluding some of their relatives in the list of beneficiaries for their father’s estate.
The properties left by Shimei who died in November 10, 2006, without leaving a will include; 100 acres of land in Miwani, other parcels of land in Seme, and Kisumu, and flats along Jogoo Road in Nairobi.
Governor Nyong'o and his sister, have, however maintained that the nephews are not entitled to their late father's estate.
The applicants are not dependants or beneficiaries of the late Hesborn Shimei Nyong’o estate within the meaning of S.29 of The Law of Succession Act,” the accused argued in court.