Fidel Odinga
Fidel Odinga

Based on court documents, Raila Odinga’s family is in a protracted battle with the widow of his late son, Fidel Odinga over the administration of his property.

The dispute revealed the multi-billion empire left behind by Raila’s firstborn who died at 41.

Fidel, Raila’s heir apparent died on January 4, 2015, after a night out with friends. He left behind one son.

Now, there is a tag of war over his empire.

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The late’s mother, Ida and sister Winnie Odinga listed 10 properties and seven bank accounts that they say belonged to Fidel.

The properties include Fidel’s home at Tipuana Park, house number six in Karen, three parcels of land; two in Kisumu and one in Kajiado, 250 shares each in both Axum Investments Limited and Ambesa Investments Limited.


Others are two Range Rovers, KBS 027Y and KCA 026V, a Nissan Sunny KBR 301F and a Mercedes Benz KBG 595B.

Ida and Winnie also listed three accounts at Gulf Bank – two for Kenya shillings and one for US dollars, another one at Diamond Trust Bank, Capital Centre Branch, Standard Charted Bank, Kenyatta Avenue, Stanbic Bank, Chiromo Branch where he ran a credit card.

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A seventh account was held at ABC Bank, Industrial Area branch.

However, according to Fidel’s widow, Lwam Bekelle, the KBY Range Rover now belongs to one Hossein, Fidel’s business partner who claims the car was sold to him.

The second Range Rover KCA, she says, is registered under a Yunis Muhammed and was purchased by trading off another vehicle.

She claims she personally paid for the balance after Fidel’s death.

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Fidel OdingaLwam says the account at Gulf Bank was jointly operated between her and Fidel and has since been closed.

She denies knowledge of the accounts at DTB, ABC and Stanbic.

Lwam also claims that the Karen home was held under a joint tenancy with herself and Fidel.

“Upon the deceased’s demise, the property automatically reverted to my ownership. It, therefore, does not form part of the deceased’s estate,” Lwam argues.

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