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Mary Wangare Mbugua, Peter Miruru Mbugua, John Kiarie Mbugua (appealing as the Administrators of the estate of the late Mbugua Miruru) v. Margaret Nduta Chege

(2020) JELR 99225 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 364 of 2018  •  24 Jul 2020  •  Kenya

Coram
Mohammed Abdullahi Warsame, Patrick Omwenga Kiage

Judgement

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

AT NAIROBI

(CORAM: WARSAME, KIAGE and ODEK, JJ.A)

CIVIL APPEAL NO. 364 OF 2018

BETWEEN

MARY WANGARE MBUGUA, PETER MIRURU MBUGUA, JOHN

KIARIE MBUGUA (appealing as the Administrators of the estate of

the late Mbugua Miruru)...................................................APPELLANT

AND

MARGARET NDUTA CHEGE.....................................RESPONDENT

(An appeal from the ruling of the High Court of Kenya at Nairobi (M. Muigai, J),

dated 20th July, 2017 in Succession Cause 2555 of 1997)

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JUDGMENT OF KIAGE, J.A

At the heart of this long drawn out dispute over some land in Kiambu County is the sod tale of selfishness and greed where two brothers turn a covetous eye and seek to gobble up their dead kin’s land, wrestling it from his widow and children.

The dispute concerns a property known as Dagoretti/Waithaka/181 (suit property). The suit property belonged to the late Karubichu Kiarie (Karubichu) who was survived by two widows; Wangari Karubichu (Wangare), the…

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