At last, JM Kariuki’s widows agree on sharing flamboyant politician’s wealth

A portrait of the late JM Kariuki. 40 years ago, on March 2, 1975, the charismatic MP for Nyandarua North was brutally murdered. ILLUSTRATION | J NYAGAH |

What you need to know:

  • JM had invested extensively in huge tracts of land, real estate, and bought shares in various companies, hotels, large-scale farming and beer distribution, among others
  • At the time of his death, the Law of Succession Act had not come into effect

After nearly four decades since his remains were found in a thicket in Ngong Hills, the family of flamboyant politician JM Kariuki can now breathe a sigh of relief after the court started the process of distributing his multi-million-shilling estate to the beneficiaries.

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