The vast Lucy Kibaki wealth her children are fighting for

She didn't leave a will

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Former President Mwai Kibaki and the late former First Lady Lucy Kibaki chat at a past event. PHOTO: NEHANDA RADIO

The High Court has given former President Mwai Kibaki’s children, the right to administer the KSh 200 million wealth that the late former First Lady Lucy left behind following her death.

Lucy died last year  at the prestigious Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London last year but did not leave a will.

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Former President Mwai Kibaki and First Lady Lucy Kibaki leave after addressing the Nation during Mashujaa Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium October 20, 2009. PHOTO: NMG

Her profile boasts a vast estate including prime property in the coastal city of Mombasa, money in different bank accounts as well as shares at a blue chip company.

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High Court judge Rose Ougo, issued letters to Judith Wanjiru, Anthony Githinji and David Kagai giving them the rights to run the empire their late mother left behind.

Reports indicated that Mama Lucy has KSh 70 million held in a high yield savings account, KSh 390,000 at a current account, 28,400 shares at the Barclays Bank worth KSh 281,160 and KSh 1 million in a savings account.

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Apart from hard cash, and the shares, she also has two prime parcels of land in Nyali, Mombasa worth KSh 60million and KSh 80 million.

Kibaki and his adult children had petitioned the courts last year, stating that Lucy had been survived by her husband and their four children.

The former President and the four reportedly made an oath in November 2016, after settling all their debts and considering all the liabilities.

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In all, the Estate the late Lucy Kibaki left behind is valued at a little over 210 million shillings.