Thuo’s family entangled in a KES. 2B inheritance tussle.

The family of the Late Thika Billionaire George Thuo is being embroiled in a tough legal tussle over the inheritance of his KES. 2 billion property.

The dispute, pitting his wife Agrippina Thuo, her grandson Michael Muriu, who claims that the document presented in a Nairobi court as the late Thuo will was illegitimate and that someone must have forged his grandfather’s signature to authenticate the document.

However, his grandmother disputed that argument insisting that it was the right document.

In the contested will, the Late Thuo had appointed his wife and grandson George Thuo as the executors of his will. It also alleged that he left his house in Thika’s Section 3 to his long-time girlfriend Ruth Njeri as inheritance.

Muriu argued that the will had not adequately provided for the children from the estate.

It is this same will that that led to a criminal fight with Wangari, Junior Thuo, his nephew Francis Njuguna, his second-born daughter Mary Nyokabi and fifth-born son Nicodemus Gatoho, being the accused persons. They had been charged with forgery with intent to deceive.

Muriu, a lawyer whose signature was in the will as the one who witnessed Thuo making his last wishes, one George Gichira and Njeri, the alleged girlfriend, were the ones listed in the court sheet then as the people to appear before court to testify against the four.

Thuo is said to have owned 130 acres of land opposite Mang’u High School, a parcel that stretches all the way to Ndarugu coffee farm. He is also said to have owned 7 acres of land within the main Thika roundabout, a commercial building near Thika Police Station, nine plots in Witeithie Estate, 14 acres near the Embu airstrip and a residential house in Section 9 Estate near Thika Tourist lodge.

Other properties included several plots at Flame tree and another commercial building at Gee Tee House in Thika. Besides, he is said to have other properties in Nairobi and other parts of the country.

He had invested in shares in 16 companies among them Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Housing Finance, Nation Media Group, ICDC Investment Company, British-American Tobacco (BAT), Pan-African Insurance, Jubilee Insurance and Brook Bond Kenya Ltd.
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