Oliech family caught up in land row

Written By Michael Maunda on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 10:28 PM


Ms Mary Ouma Oliech has confronted and demanded a land title from a city lawyer.
Ms Oliech, mother to Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech, confronted lawyer Philip Nyachoti at the Milimani Law Courts corridors.

“I want the title of my property now. What kind of a lawyer are you who cannot understand the law when a child buys property for his mother?” shouted Ms Oliech.

Security guards
Mr Nyachoti managed to escape the wrath of Ms Oliech with the help of the court’s security guards.

This followed the hearing of a suit by Ms Oliech’s two children, seeking orders to stop her from selling the property in Nairobi’s Dagoretti area.

The footballer’s siblings, Elsie and Kennedy, went to court to restrain their mother and the Kenya Commercial Bank from advertising for sale or auctioning the property.
The two argued that the land was family property and that they were beneficial owners. They also accused the bank of creating a charge over the property without their knowledge.

According to an affidavit sworn by Elsie, the family pooled resources in 2006 and bought the land which was then registered in their mother’s name.
“We are apprehensive and gravely prejudiced that our mother is negotiating a sale by private treaty to pay off a loan,” said Elsie.

The siblings want the court to declare that the charge registered on the property is null and void.
In court, Mr Nyachoti, who is acting for KCB, told Mr Justice Joseph Mutava that the bank had no intention of selling the property. He asked for more time to reply to the suit.
Ms Oliech is yet to submit her response in the case that will be heard on November 1. 

Source: Daily Nation