BY SAM ALFAN.
A section of family of the late rally driver and son of former President Daniel arap Moi- JT Moi have voiced their concern against one of the widows for using the plight of one of her children to embarrass the family.
The widow- Faith Nyambura- has been fundraising online to cater for the treatment of her son, who is set to undergo surgery to remove cysts on his upper right jaw.
The 14-year-old boy requires Sh2.5 million to undergo the surgeries according to a flier being circulated on social media platforms.
A section of the family have also questioned the motive behind the flier and whether Faith has reached out to the larger family before resorting to the fundraiser.
The late rally driver left her cars and houses.
“JT left some properties to her including cars. Why can’t she dispose them off and use the proceeds to cater for the medication,” a beneficiary who asked not to be named said.
A source said it was Moi’s wish that only his grandchildren should benefit from the estate and the beneficiaries should be subjected to a DNA test.
“Before Mzee died, he made it clear that only his bloodline would benefit from his estate,” the members added.
A succession case is pending before the High Court and members had been tasked with identifying JT’s property.
The members also questioned why Faith was pushing for the succession cause of the elder Moi and not with the JT’s case where she and her children are beneficiaries.
In a ruling last year, High Court judge Maureen Odera listed 19 beneficiaries of the estate of Jonathan, who died in April 2019. Some of the beneficiaries, however, surfaced after his death.
The judge had also directed each widow- Sylvia, Beatrice Mbuli and Faith, to pick a representative to act as administrators of the estate.
His first wife- Sylvia was initially granted a temporary order to administer the estate but the order was limited to offsetting bills and preserving the estate until the court made a final determination on the matter.
The house of Beatrice picked April (daughter), Ashney Mary will represent the third house of Faith, while Fredrick Kibichi was picked to represent the fourth house.
Former President Moi, who died on February 4, 2020, had listed his five sons—Jonathan, Raymond, John Mark, Philip and Gideon as beneficiaries of the trust, in his Will. Trustees hold the property for the benefit of the sons.
The former President had stated that upon the death of the sons, their children will take over the share held by their father.
Moi wrote the Will on November 15, 2005 and made an amendment on March 30, 2010.