Well, Mzee Jackson Kibor is one happy man after he won a suit against his six children over a 2,000- acre piece of land. He had moved to court to prevent the transfer of land to his sons, which was a result of a family dispute.
His sons Mr. Elkana Kipleting, Mr. Evana Kipkosgei, Mr. Eric Kipchumba, Mr. Raymond Kibitok, and Mr. Edwin Kipkoech had moved to court. They sued Mr. Kibor over the ownership of the land. The sons claim that their father had transferred the property to them, therefore, claiming that they are the rightful owners.
A shooting incident occurred between Mr. Kibor and one of his sons following disagreements over land ownership. Still, he was later acquitted after the withdrawal of his gun as a licensed firearm owner. He also said that his life was in danger.” Hawa watoto wanaweza pigs Mimi sababu wanataka hii shamba.Serikali irudishie Mimi silaha yangu nijilinde”, he said.
The Environment and land court judge Justice Antony Ombwayo ruled that the 86 year old man was the rightful and legal owner of the land in Soy Constituency.
”The upshot of the above is that the plaintiff has proved his case on a balance of probability and I, therefore, do declare that he is the rightful owner of the original parcel known as LR No 8300 and 8301,16815 and LR 16896/A and therefore an order directing Uasin Gishu land registrar to nullify and cancel purported and illegal consolidation and subdivision of the land as well as the issuance of title deeds to defendants”, the judge ruled.
The judgment was delivered virtually from Kisumu. Kibor also claimed that some of his employees are illegally registered as proprietors of the land. The court ordered the employees to vacate the land within 150 days, but the sons to remain in the land. The court also allowed him to have DNA tests conducted before the sons inherit his property as he is skeptical about them being his sons.