Sh 500m Inheritance Case goes into Mediation

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

It is an inheritance dispute that involves 5 wives, 35 children, and 2,000 acres.

A dispute over the Sh 500 million estate of a former Kerio Central MP will soon come to an end if the mediation process is successful.

Keiyo North MP James Murgor

Daughters to be Included

35 children of the late William Murgor will be using mediation to divvy up various assets – including more than 2,000 acres of land in Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet.

Daughters of the late MP are seeking to be included in the division of inheritance. The children have been meeting at the High Court in Eldoret in accordance with the demands of the judge who had instructed them to settle the matter through mediation.

The closed-door negotiations include Keiyo North Member of Parliament James Murgor and approximately three dozen of his siblings.


As the eldest son, James Murgor had taken up the role of administrator of the estate. Some of his siblings were however not satisfied with the ruling.

William Murgor who died a decade ago had served as MP for Kerio Central. He left behind a large family comprising 5 widows and 35 children – 10 sons and 25 daughters. The late Murgor’s home was in Kapkoi, Elgeyo Marakwet.

High Court Justice Hellen Omondi referred the case to mediation.

Commercial Plots

Besides 2,000 acres of farmland, the late Murgor left behind several commercial plots in Eldoret town. MP James Murgor was accused by his siblings of being biased towards his step siblings. Some of his children have come back home from abroad to attend to the mediation process.

Mediation continues in September.


The late William Murgor has a primary school in Kamariny, Iten named after him – William Murgor Primary School.







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