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Chege Wanjau v. Njeri Muraya

(1982) JELR 103227 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Application Nai 10 of 1982  •  14 Jun 1982  •  Kenya

Coram
Alister Arthur Kneller

Judgement

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

AT NAIROBI

(Coram: Kneller Ag JA)

CIVIL APPLICATION NO. NAI 10 OF 1982

BETWEEN

CHEGE WANJAU..........................................APPELLANT

AND

NJERI MURAYA...............................................RESPONDENT

ORDER

Chege Wanjau was the registered proprietor of 2.2 acres described as Fort Hall Loc 1/Mukarara/421 and 0.13 acres of Fort Hall Loc 1/Mukarara/ T 112 which were a rural and town plot respectively or so I think.

Muraya Wanjau was his elder brother and he married Njeri who when Muraya died, demanded one acre of the first plot (she occupied just over one and a half acres of it) and half the town one because, she claimed, Chege Wanjau held both premises on trust in equal shares for himself and Njeri Wanjau (and her children by Muraya his brother). He was the head of their families when Muraya died and he was registered as the absolute proprietor of what the brother inherited from their father Wanjau together with one acre Muraya and Njeri had been given as do…

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