By Wanja Waweru
The management of former Safaricom boss Bob Collymore’s multimillion-shilling inheritance was the subject of a legal dispute that pitted his widow against his two children. The matter was resolved out of court.
This comes after Wambui Collymore and the kids, James Robert and Claire Helen, decided to drop the lawsuit.
They are both children of Collymore’s first marriage to Claire Bishop Collymore.
In 2016, the then-CEO of Safaricom wedded Wambui in a discreet ceremony in Nairobi.
In the consent agreement dated September 23, 2022 and filed before Family Court Judge Maureen Odero, the two sides agreed to drop the case, paving way for the distribution of the assets.
The consent filed in court states: “By mutual consent of all the disputants in this matter, all the application(s) in court concerning the matter under reference are removed by the act of signing this mediation agreement and the matter should be marked settled in the court records with effect from the date of this agreement. It is further agreed that each disputant will settle their legal costs.”
Justice Odero approved the agreement as a court order in response to the new situation.
Before the accord, Wambui and Claire both filed a lawsuit in an effort to get possession of the fortune, which was worth more than Sh200 million.
Cash, property, vehicles, and stock in various businesses are among the assets.