- The court had initially barred Wambui Collymore from managing her husband’s vast estate until his two children in the UK consent
- Justice Maureen Odero gave the widow the go-ahead to manage the estate and distribute assets as per Collymore’s will
- Collymore had in 2015 declared his Kenyan wealth as assets were worth KSh 287 million
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High Court has given the green light to former Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore’s widow, Wambui Kamiru Collymore, to manage his property.
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Initially, the court barred Wambui from managing her husband’s vast estate until his two children based in the United Kingdom consent.
However, in the court documents dated July 29, Justice Maureen Odero gave the widow the go-ahead to manage the estate and distribute assets or money as per Collymore’s will.
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The clearance paved the way for the distribution of the Guyanese born Briton’s capital and personal assets meant to be shared.
Collymore left two wills, one in Kenya and another outside the country that was not made public.
The wills were to take effect concurrently and independently of each other.
Wishes captured in the first will show Wambui would inherit all the wealth estimated at hundreds of millions of shillings that the tycoon had acquired in Kenya before his demise.
In the succession process under Kenyan laws, Collymore’s children from his previous marriage James Collymore and Sarah Collymore, were to confirm that they were not opposed to their dad’s will.
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The late Collymore had in 2015 declared his Kenyan wealth as assets were worth KSh 287 million.
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The assets were spread out in cash, real estate, cars and shares in various companies.
Collymore’s wealth would be split between three entities.
His son and daughter would take 40% of his wealth each. Wambui’s children would get 20% of the wealth but only after attaining 18 years, and in equal shares.
Safaricom’s Bob Collymore and his fiancee Wambui married in April 2016 in a simple wedding ceremony that was attended by a few invited guests.
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