A granny dies as she waits sharing of matrimonial property pending in court

Mrs Marcella Mukami Kinyugo 85 being wheeled out of Kangema court after the hearing of her divorce petition started. She was taken back to Nanyuki Huruma Health centre where she is admitted. [Photo: Boniface Gikandi]

A 73-year-old granny who was last November allowed by court to end her 56-year marriage has died.

Marcella Mukami died at a Nanyuki hospital where she has been undergoing treatment.

For the period the divorce case was going on in court, Mukami was transported to Kangema court to attend the proceedings.

She died two months after Kangema court allowed her application to terminate her 56-year marriage with Peter Kinyugo, 76.

Her daughter Margaret Wanjiru Maingi confirmed the demise.

By yesterday, sources divulged that family held a burial preparation meeting at a hotel at Kiria-ini market.

Mukami battled with sickness for years, moved to court in 2017 seeking for terminate her marriage to Kinyugo accusing him of neglect.

She had claimed that Kinyugo had abandoned her as he favoured her co-wife Triza Mulinge.

Her application on sharing of property is pending before High Court in Murang’a. She sought to share family property that was acquired during their relationship.

In the affidavit, Mukami sought to have family land estimated at 10.4 acres, and a plot at Kiria-ini market in Mathioya sub-county, be divided between her and Kinyugo.

She also wanted family shares at Kagio-ini General Stores and Building, Esthban Wahome and Partners invested during their marriage be divided into two.

Interestingly, Mukami had opted to have her piece of land estimated at 1.42 acres which was donated to her as a gift by her father in 2005 be shared in three portions.

In her affidavit, she had agreed to have the land in Kiru location split in equal portions to also benefit her co-wife and Kinyugo.

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