Kanu Billionaire Was My Father – Woman to Wait For DNA Ruling

BY WINSTONE MUSISI

Ms. Chepkoech Too who claims she was sired out of wedlock by the late former powerful Kanu nominated MP Mark Kiptarbei Too will know whether she will undergo DNA test on September 22, the High Court rule on Tuesday,  June 21.

Chepkoech had filed the application for DNA to ascertain her paternity after the late MP’s widows disowned her, claiming that she was not part of the late MP’s family and therefore should not be
included in the sharing of his multi-billion shilling estate.

Pending in court

Chepkoech filed the application in the succession case that has been pending in court for the last six years.

The High court in Eldoret is set to deliver a ruling on an application to conduct DNA tests filed by Chepkoech who claims to be a biological daughter of late MP Mark Too.

In her application, Chepkoech had claimed to have been fathered by Too stating that she had a right to be included in the sharing of her father’s vast estate.

She faulted the widows Mary and Sophia Too for failing to acknowledge her as a child of the deceased and failing to include her in the proposed mode of distribution of the lateToo’s wealth estimated at more than Sh 7 billion.

Through her lawyer Ms Diana Ndirangu, Ms Chepkoech argued that it was unfair to lock her out of the sharing of the estate.

We are requesting that a DNA

Ms Ndirangu had during the previous hearings told the court that a sibling DNA would be suitable further claiming that the family had seemed to be against conducting sibling- DNA.

“We are requesting that a DNA test be conducted on the applicant against all the known children of the deceased.”

“We are proposing sibling DNA as it is easier and takes less time. However, the family seems to oppose this kind of DNA and would rather exhume the deceased’s body than provide their samples,” claimed Ms Ndirangu.

Justice Ogola ordered the parties involved to file their submissions and replies before the ruling is delivered.

Born out of wedlock

Both widows who are joint administrators of the multi-billion shillings estate have denied knowing Ms Chepkoech as the MP’s daughter and maintained that her paternity had to be established.

During the onset of the succession case, three other adults, Ali Mark Too, Arafat Mohammed Bakari and (Sammy Mulili-now deceased) had claimed to be children of the late MP born out of wedlock and demanded to be included in the sharing of the estate.

In December, the widows filed an application acknowledging Ali and Bakari as biological sons of their husband.

They said that they would acknowledge the duo in the distribution of the vast estate.

The late MP’s widows were granted letters of administration of the estate in June 2021 and were expected to present to the court the constitutes of the estate left behind by their husband.

The MP died on December 31, 2016 of heart attack aged 60. The late Too was buried at his second wife’s home at Sirikwa farm, Kapseret in Uasin Gishu.

Sh500 million in various bank accounts

The late Too had interests in agribusiness, large scale dairy, maize and wheat farming, property and real estate.

At stake also are multi million shilling homes in Muthaiga, Lavington in Nairobi, Milimani, Nakuru and Elgon View, Eldoret County. There is also Sh500 million in various bank accounts.

Mary has four children (Elizabeth Chepkoech, Moses Kiprotich, Jennifer Jebet and Daniel Kipchirchir) while Sophia has three (Sandra Jerop, Kevin Kipkemei and Sharon Jepchumba).

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