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Sisters denied inheritance by court for disobeying dad

Closeness to the parent a consideration, says judge. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Closeness to the parent a consideration, says judge. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The High Court in Nyeri has ruled that four sisters should not inherit family property because they disobeyed their father while he was alive.

Efforts by Purity Gathoni, Joyce Murugi, Esther Wanjiru and Caroline Wakaraya to have a share of their late father’s land and capital shares were rejected by court after their elder brother argued that they had been disobedient to the deceased.

Justice Jairus Ngaah at the High Court in Nyeri ruled that the daughters had no right to inherit property of one they disobeyed.

The court ruled that the administration of the estate belonged to the surviving spouse and said the sisters will be locked out of the will.

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