Karen land dispute case adjourned

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 00:00 |
Agnes Kagure

A Sh500 million Karen land dispute case pitting British lawyer Guy Spencer
Elms against politician Agnes Kagure and businessman Thomas Mutaha will now be heard on March 14, 2022.

The case, which was scheduled to be heard
on Tuesday, was adjourned after Justice Maureen Odero said she was away on official duty. Kagure and Mutaha filed the suit against Elms, accusing him of forging signatures on the Will of the late Roger Robson, who died in 2012 and who owned the two parcels of land.

Kagure claims she bought the land from the deceased, for Sh100 million in 2011.

Mutaha, on his part, claims to be a director of Plovers Haunt limited, the company that also belonged to Roger Robson. He claims that he was given for free all shares in the said Company.

Roger Bryan Robson who died in the year 2012 and left a will with Spencer who was his lawyer to manage his properties estimated to be worth over sh 500 million.

He had indicated the estates should be sold and proceeds shared between his nephew and charitable institutions in Kenya that focus on environmental conservation.

However Kagure and Mutaha opposed the said will, accusing lawyer Spencer Elms of forging it.

Early November a brother to the late Roger Bryan Robson denied that his late brother sold the said land to politician Agnes Kagure.

Michael Fairfax Robinson who testified via a video link from the United Kingdom told High court Judge Maureen Odero that his brother would never have sold the disputed property to Kagure.

“I had been urging Roger to move and sell the said property for several years because of his poor health but he had always strenuously resisted my advice and had continued to do so up to and including our last communication,” he told the court.

Michael Robson also verified his brother’s signature on the will and said that it was his brother’s last will and he believed that Guy Spencer was the legal legitimate executor for his brother.

He said his brother- Roger - had owned and lived at Ushirika Road until he was taken to Nairobi West Hospital by Jackson Mulinge on August 5, 2012.

“I disagree that Kagure took over the property when my brother died. My brother was still in possession of the asset in 2012,” he said.

Lawyer Spencer had been charged with forging the said will in the sale of the piece of land in Karen but the case was later withdrawn.

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