Widows Wrestle for control of Kibor Talai’s 3bn Estate

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The late Kibor Talai’s first wife Tapyotin Talai told an Eldoret Court that it was an injustice for second wife Irene Talai to control the Sh 3bn estate of Kibor Talai since she came into the family later, after the property had already been acquired.

The second wife Irene claims that the deceased willed the prime properties to her hence she cannot share them with the first wife. First wife Tapyotin Talai who is 40 years older than Irene says that the will is fake.

Kibor Talai was a prominent businessman and politician in Uasin Gishu. He was also the chairman of Ford Kenya. Tapyotin is 84 years old and has 5 children.

Colonial Chief Kibor Talai’s death seven years ago left the polygamous family fighting over his estate. Kibor owned thousands of acres in Uasin Gishu and Elgeiyo Marakwet Counties as well as rental property in different parts of the town. Kibor’s younger wife is 54.

The case at the High Court in Eldoret, Kenya will continue in November.

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