Bitter property battle as Udi Gecaga moves to evict stepmother

Margaret Gecaga at her home in Muthaiga, Nairobi. At issue in the property case is interpretation of the ‘50-50’ rule — if a party who comes into a marriage where there is already accrued property has a right to half of it on divorce, or all of it when the spouse dies. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mrs Gecaga was also hit with a demand for rent of over Sh9 million accrued from the time her husband died in December 2016.
  • Mr Udi Gecaga is the former husband of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s elder sister Jeni Wambui.
  • The court ruled that Dr Gecaga had transferred the properties through his own free will.

Another dispute playing out in the courts is exposing, once again, the tangled webs and bitter property and inheritance wars among some of Kenya’s most prominent families.

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