Veteran politician John Keane passed away in 2007 and his family is currently involved in a long-running dispute over the management of his multi-billion shillings estate.
A group of the families of Ken’s second and third wives sought to subdivide a plot of land in Karen by building a wall last week.
The first wife’s family, Gladwell and Eremo, criticized the action as an attempt to evict them.
Alleged irregular transfers and sales of his land to non-beneficiaries and LLCs are at the center of the dispute between the beneficiaries of a will he drafted in 2015 and his wives. The children of Gladwell and Cain’s first wife, Teremo, petitioned the court to obtain “irregular 43 title” sold to them by their mother Rosemary Sanao and her husband, Pamela Soila, who were accused of conspiring to obtain Wiremo. The children were evicted and the multi-billion dollar drug was taken control of.
Among the executors of Ken’s will are Sanao and Soila, who are suspected of transferring 12 valuable Karen properties owned by Wairimu to Resson Gardens Limited, including her marital residence where she used to live with her husband.
The two have also been sued over allegations that The Coast Development Limited, a company that is not a beneficiary in the estate, sold Wairimu’s 37 plots in Kilifi for Sh270m.
The alleged sale of four additional principal homes in Karen owned by the late Wiremo, valued at $78,250,000, is also at the center of controversy.
Sanau and Soila were also brought to court facilitating the loss of Wairimu’s 125-acre Kajiado farm and the loss of their Namanga town title leased to Equity Bank Limited. In court documents, Wiremu’s two children, Victoria Naishorwa Kane and Eva Sen Kane, are seeking orders to stop Sanao and Soila from interfering with their father’s estate, revoke letters of administration and orders to conduct a criminal audit of Kane’s bank accounts.