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The Inheritance Dispute against Naivas Stores is still ongoing


A DISPUTE over the management of Naivas stores founder Peter Mukuha’s estate continues after his three children want to replace their brother as administrator.

Newton Kagira Mukuha, her sister Grace Wamboi and her brother David Kimani Mukuha have filed a petition in the Nakuru High Court seeking to be appointed administrators of assets worth billions instead of their brother Simon Gashwe who died in August 2019.

Mr Gashwe was appointed as the administrator of the property in 2016 before the decision was challenged by Mr Kagira, an appeal that has not yet been decided by the court. In his application submitted in 2022, Mr Kagira claims he fears that the property will be destroyed due to lack of representation, adding that it may be looted by foreigners.

According to him, Gashwe’s death is reason enough to revoke the administrator and appoint a new one. He claimed the distribution of Mukuha’s property had not been completed by the time of Gashwe’s death in 2019. David Kimani on the other hand claims that his relatives who are Teresia Njeri, Charles Mukuha Gashwe, Grace Muthoni Mukuha, Ruth Wanjiru Mukuha, Hannah Njeri Mukuha and Linet Wairimu Mukuha have agreed to be in charge.

He said none of Mr Gashwe’s successors have accepted the appointment of Kagira and Wamboi as administrators.