Ann Waiguru, the governor of Kirinyaga, is in danger of losing her NIS 200 million Kitisuru residence in Nairobi as fresh legal issues have arisen during the purchase of the property.
In September 2015, she paid Sh40.6 million of the Sh80.6 million price tag for the Waridi Gardens residence from Kihingo Village Limited, leaving a Sh40 million outstanding.
When she bought the house, it had been given to the lawyer Chris Kabiro, who now wants the governor removed from his "property" and claims ownership of it.
There was a court order prohibiting Kihingo from selling, alienating, transferring, charging, or otherwise tampering with the property when Ms. Waiguru bought the home on September 25, 2015, according to documents submitted to the court by attorney Titus Koceyo on behalf of Mr. Kabiro.Justice Erick Ogola made the ruling on December 5, 2012, in response to a lawsuit Mr. Kabiro brought against Kihingo. On December 5, 2013, the order was verified.
In order to compel Kihingo to finalize the deal, Kabiru wants the court to reject Ms. Waiguru's lawsuit on the grounds that the house was neither for sale nor intended to be taken away from her.
According to Kihingo, closing the agreement would be in violation of a court order prohibiting the sale of the land in issue in the litigation.
The chief executive of Kihingo Ndung'u Gethenji village informed Ms. Waiguru in two letters dated December 19, 2018, that the village had received Sh40 million and that the remaining balance will be paid by mortgage.
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