1.Before this court, Summons for Confirmation of Grant is dated 18th September 2023. The administrators pray for the following orders: -
2.The Summons were based on the grounds set out therein and the Supporting Affidavit sworn by the administrators.
3.The deceased died intestate on 26th August 2022. His widow Irene Wanja Kamuri and his two children Lorna Wamucii Mugo and Alex Kiragu Mugo (minor) survived him. Grant of letters of Administration intestate was issued on 20th June 2023 to Irene Wanja Kamuri and Lorna Wamucii Mugo.
4.Section 71 of the Law of Succession stipulates the procedure for confirmation of grant. It stipulates as follows:-
5.The 1st administrator deposed that she has utilized all her resources to settle college fees for the 2nd Administrator and the deceased son who is a minor attending High School. The 1st administrator further averred that there are unpaid school fees and there is a need for money for medical expenses and general family subsistence.
6.The administrators have annexed to their summons a schedule of assets including newly discovered assets such as Gatarakwa/ Gatarakwa/ Block/111/1331 and 152 shares at Kenya Reinsurance Limited. As proof that the said assets belong to the deceased, the administrators have annexed a copy of the title deed and Share details from Kenya Reinsurance Limited to the Summons. There is also a consent on the mode of distribution signed by both administrators.
7.Since there is a minor involved and he requires school fees and medical care, I hereby confirm the Grant of letters of administration intestate issued on 20th June 2023 under Section 71(3)(b) of the Law of Succession Act and distribute the estate under paragraph 10 of the Supporting Affidavit dated 18th September 2023.It is so ordered.