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Australian sues sister-in law for grabbing his estate

15 April 2014, 22:49

Mombasa - An Australian national has filed an application in the Mombasa law court demanding the court to vacate her late wife’s siblings from his parcel of land.

James Ovid Shugrasd Yhap had earlier filed an application before justice Maureen Odero barring his late wife’s siblings Eric Okeno Judith Zembi Okeno and Tony Okeno  from burying her on their land located in Kikambala pending the hearing and determination of the case.

Justice Odero was informed by the petitioner’s lawyer Fredrick Mwawasi that the defendants had gone in contempt of the court order and buried the accused on the parcel of land in Kikamabala on April 12 2014.

“The second prayer in the application had been short lived with events and directed that the application to vacate the deceased sibling from the house and restrained from trespassing and interfering with the plaintiff ownership of the said properties be executed pending the hearing and the determination of the case”, said Odero.

Yhap had informed the court that he married the late Rosemary Akinyi OKeno 55  in 2000 under the luo customary laws and together managed to acquire various properties.

He said they had 3 parcels in Kikambala one in Nyali area that stands Shikira apartments and school in Kisumu County and various motor vehicles and tractors.

The petitioner informed Justice Maureen Odero that her late wife’s siblings had denied him access to his house and all other vital documents following the death of his wife on March 28 2014.

A burial permit dated April 15 2014 before the court indicated that the deceased brothers had given the chief in Kikambala false information about the martial’s status of the deceased.

Yhap claimed that the brothers of the deceased had made the burial arrangements and excluded him from the same.

The case will be mentioned on May 24 2014.

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