1.This matter relaes to the estate of Iganua Nyaga (deceased) who died intestate on 28/5/1989. As per the Chief’s letter dated 18/10/2021 issued by Nicholas Rugendo Ngai Chief Muiru Location, the deceased was survived by George Mbaka Julius and Boniface Gitari Julius. The two are the only sons of the deceased. A grant of letters of administration intestate was issued to George Mbaka Julius on 12/1/2022. What is pending before this court is a summons for confirmation of grant dated 18/7/2022. The Petitioner George Mbaka Julius swore an affidavit in support of the summons and deposes that no objection has been filed in respect of the deceased’s estate. He further depones that the only property forming the estate of the deceased is land parcel No. LR Karingani/Muiru/79. He further deposes the identification and shares of all persons entitled to the estate have been ascertained and determined as follows:-
- George Mbaka Julius - 1 acres
- Boniface Gitari Julius - 1 acre
2.The court is supposed to order confirmation of grant after the expiry of six months upon the application by the administrator – Section 71 (1) of the Law of Succession Act provides as follows:-
3.In this matter there are only two beneficiaries. The second beneficiary did not attend court on 2/8/2022 although he was duly served. According to his advocate he was unable to attend court though no good reason was given. I find that the administrator has identified the property which forms the estate of the deceasd, the beneficiaries entiled to the estate and the distribution. The administrator has proposed equal distribution of the estate of the deceased among the two surviving sons. The proposed mode of distribution is accordance with the law as provided under Section 38 of the Law of Succession Act. The Section provides that:-
4.The administrator has fully complied with the law. In the circumstances I find that summons for confirmation of grant has merits. I allow the summons and order that the grant be confirmed and distribution of the estate be as per paragraph seven (7) of applicants’s affidavit, that is to say- Land Parcel No. Karingani/Muiru/79 be distribued as here under:-1.George Mbaka Julius - 1.00 acre2.Boniface Gitari Julius - 1.00 acreThe administrator to comply with Section 83 (g) within six months with respect to produce a full and accurate account of the completed aministration.