1.M’Ikiome M’Itwerandu alias M’Ikiome M’Twerandu (“the deceased”) to whom this succession cause relates died on April 26, 2008. The petitioners petitioned for grant of letters of administration where they stated that the deceased was survived by:1. Elizabeth Churubi - Widow2. Mary Mbuthu Nkoroi - Daughter3. Jane Gaceri Mwongera - Daughter4. Grace Kinanu Njue - Daughter5. William Kimonye M’Ikiome - Son6. Paul Nteere M’Ikiome - Son7. John Mwiti M’Ikiome - Son8. Stanley Kiugu - Son9. Janet Karwitha - Daughter10. Edward Mugambi - Daughter11. Mary Mumbi Wachira - Daughter
2.His asset was listed as LR Abothuguchi/Githongo/111 (‘the Suit Land’). On April 28, 2009 the petitioners were issued with grant of letters of administration intestate which were confirmed and a Certificate of Confirmation of Grant was issued on August 6, 2009.
3.The objectors/Respondent’s summons dated November 18, 2011 for revocation of the grant was dismissed by an order dated September 30, 2019.
Analysis and determination
5.I have considered the application in the light of the affidavits on record and the issue for determination is whether the order of eviction is merited.
6.It is not disputed that the parties herein and others are beneficiaries of deceased’s estate who have not been able to enjoy the fruits of this cause due to the fact that the Certificate of Confirmation of Grant was issued on August 6, 2009 has to date not been implemented.
7.The ruling dated 23.06.2021 reveals that the Respondents‘ application to revive Githongo ELC No 24 of 2019 was dismissed on March 14, 2018 Respondents’ contention that the suit is pending is therefore without merit. That an appeal against the dismissed has been filed is equally not merited for the reason that the annexed memorandum of appeal has not been filed.
8.From the foregoing, I find that nothing stands in the way of distribution but I understand the Applicants to say that they are apprehensive that Respondents may stand in the way.
9.Since Respondents are also beneficiaries of the estate, I find that it would not be in the interest of justice to evict them before distribution.
10.It is therefore hereby ordered:1.OCS Githongo Police Station do provide security for the surveyor to visit LR Abothuguchi/Githongo/111 for purposes of identifying the respective shares of each beneficiary in terms of the Certificate of Confirmation of Grant issued on August 6, 20092.Costs shall be borne by the Respondents3.Mention on October 19, 2022 to confirm compliance with Order (1) above