A day after Former Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa's children Michelle Wamalwa and Duke Mboya alleged that they are living in financial difficulty with Michelle dropping out of school, three other siblings have teamed up in what is turning into an ugly public exchange.

Addressing the press on Saturday, three of The Late Vice President Kijana Wamalwa' children William Wamalwa (Junior), William Wamalwa (Senior) and Alice Muthoni Wamalwa maintained that the serious allegations by their siblings are in bad taste, malicious and meant to embarrass the family.

Led by the eldest (Alice), the siblings maintained that it was wrong for the Michelle and Duke to wash the family’s dirty linen in public at a time when the matter is still in court.

The statement read in part that "It was meant to cast our family in bad light. That is regrettable and sad that this matter has turned out this way."

William Wamalwa (Junior), William Wamalwa (Senior) and Alice Muthoni Wamalwa after addressing the press on Saturday
William Wamalwa (Junior), William Wamalwa (Senior) and Alice Muthoni Wamalwa after addressing the press on Saturday

We were surprised to see a statement issued by Mboya touching on the matters relating to our late father's estate to which he is a stranger as he is neither a beneficiary nor an authorized person to speak on our behalf."

"We are urging all and sundry to keep off and let the court determine the matter in accordance with the constitution and the laws of Kenya," she said.

Chichi Wamalwa holding portraits of Yvonne and father Kijana Wamalwa at their Karen home
Chichi Wamalwa holding portraits of Yvonne and father Kijana Wamalwa at their Karen home

The two (Michelle Wamalwa and Duke Mboya) had alleged that Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa had teamed up with a section of the family to dethrone them from their father’s estate.

"As soon as dad passed away, it was basically downhill from there. Because [sic] dad was not there anymore, they pounced on us and tried to take advantage of us," Michele revealed.

“The people who fighting against us are extremely influential and respected, they are on TV every day with the President or the Deputy President” Duke revealed.