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JM Kariuki's widows still fighting for wealth

Wednesday October 23 2019



Josiah Kariuki. FILE | NATION

Josiah Kariuki. FILE | NATION 

BRIAN WASUNA
By BRIAN WASUNA
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When Josiah Mwangi Kariuki quipped that “Kenya is a country of 10 millionaires and 10 million beggars”, he probably forgot to mention that he too was a member of the millionaires club.

Ten years after he was shot dead and his body dumped at Lochubo Manyatta in Kajiado County, all hell broke loose in his family as his three wives – Doris Nyambura, Esther Mwikali and Terry Wanjiku – extended their battle for control of the former Nyandarua North MP’s assets to court.

Typical of most Kenyans, JM, as he was popularly known, had not written a will. This only complicated matters for his family. His children are now past the middle age mark, yet the dispute over his assets is yet to be resolved.

The case filed by JM’s first wife, Terry, has also grown tentacles as various applications by the parties have stalled determination of the main suit.

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