Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has requested the Kisumu High court for an out of court settlement of an inheritance case involving his family.
Last year, Nyong’os cousins sued him for allegedly striking their names out of a family wealth inheritance scheme.
The Governor and his sister Risper Nyagoy have been in court against relatives Geoffrey Omondi, Kenneth Odhiambo and others who moved to court claiming that they were not included in the list of those set to benefit from their late father’s assets.
Kisumu high court judge Thrispisa Cherere directed the Governor and her sister to commit through a written document that they wanted to settle the case out of court within 14 days.
If the petitioners do agree, the case will be resolved out of court. Failure to agree by both parties will see the case continue on July 11, 2018.
Previously, Governor Nyong’o through his Lawyer Victor Obondi told the court that the relatives who had been left out were not rightful beneficiaries of their late father’s estates valued at the cost of over Sh180 million.
The contested estates include a 100 acres parcel of land in Miwani, and one another along Jogoo Road in Nairobi.