Family of Ruto's late pilot in fierce battle over his wealth

Dead pilot's family in ugly fight over his wealth

DP William Ruto condoling together with the family of the late Captain Mario

The family of pilot Mario Maisiba Magonga is embroiled in a succession battle with a woman alleged to have been his partner.

He is said to have a partner Joy Mwangi who the family wants to release documents pertaining to his wealth.

His mother Melania Magonga wants the court to order his partner, Ms Mwangi, to release all documents relating to his wealth to help with filing for administration letters.

Wife and children

Maisiba, the former pilot of Deputy President William Ruto, is said to have been survived by his wife Harriet Nekoye, two daughters and a son.

At the time he died, the pilot is said to have lived with Ms Mwangi and the three children (two from marriage with Nekoye) in Karen.

According to reports, Maisiba had not settled his divorce with Nekoye before he died.

Documents contested

After the news of the death of Captain Marouis (Mario) Magonga, the partner Joy Mwangi confiscated and hid all the documents in relation to the estate of the deceased," lawyer Sammy Waweru representing Melania stated.

"The partner to the deceased has refused entry of the applicant who was a primary beneficiary of the estate, therefore leaving her in the cold and without any benefits,” he added.

Mr Waweru said the Maisiba’s family intended to preserve his estate until the court clears the way for its administration.

Nekoye wrote to the same firm the following day, asking it to disclose details of her husband's insurance, retirement plan balances, pension information, among others.

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