The court has ruled in favor of controversial Kenyan tycoon Mzee Jackson Kibor in a case in which he was fighting with his six sons over a 1,250-acre parcel of land in Eldoret.
Kibor filed the case in 2016 seeking to block the transfer of the property to his sons citing an unsettled family dispute over ownership of the parcel.
His sons; Elkana Kipleting, Evans Kipkosgei, Eric Kipchumba, Raymond Kibitok, and Edwin Kipkoech laid claim to the land, saying they were bequeathed by their father.
Justice Antony Ombwayo on Monday, May 18th, ruled that Kibor, 86, was the rightful owner of the land located in Soy Constituency and ordered the sons to vacate within 150 days.
The court established the six sons illegally subdivided and processed title deeds to the parcel before selling it to third parties.
The court further also allowed Kibor, a former farmer-cum-politician, to subject the six sons to a DNA test before sharing the land to them. He maintained that he never married the children’s mother and doubts whether they are his sons.
“Hawa watoto yangu ni wakora…wakora kwa sababu waliuza nyumba yangu Karen, Nairobi, na wakauze ingine Nyali, Mombasa,” said Kibor.
“Hawa watoto wanasumbua, nitawapeleka DNA nihakikishe kama ni wangu ama si wangu kwa sababu mimi sikuoa mama yao.”
Kibor grabbed headlines in 2017 and 2018 after he divorced his two wives Naomi Jeptoo and Josphine Jepkoech, who he was married to for more than 40 years. In both cases, he accused the wives of deserting their matrimonial home and mistreating him.