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Mutua’s estranged wife claws back Machakos hotel shares

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 00:50 | By
Former Machakos first lady Lillian Nganga PHOTO/Courtesy

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has suffered a setback in a property row with his estranged wife after the Registrar of Companies ruled that she is a co-owner of one of the properties in dispute.

Registrar of Companies Joyce Koech said Mutua’s former wife, Lilian Ng’ang’a, is a rightful co-owner of A&L, a multi-million-shilling hotel near Machakos town.

In documents provided by her lawyer Philip Murgor and seen by People Daily, Koech ruled that the transfer of the businesswoman’s 1,800 shares from Ndash Enterprises owned by the duo to his sister, Ann Mutua, was illegally done.

Koech said she reached the conclusion after a detailed enquiry, leading her to revoke the transfer.

Lilian had last November lodged complaints to the Registrar of Companies that following their split-up, the Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader had fraudulently moved 1,800 shares she owned at Ndash which owns A&L in Machakos.

Fraudulent transfer

“This is to notify the public that after a detailed inquiry into the transfer of the 1,800 shares, the Registrar of Companies on 6/5/2022 found merit in the complaint by Lilian, and has reversed the entry in company and the fraudulent transfer of the 1,800 shares,” read a press statement signed by Murgor on May 9.

“The current position, therefore, is reflected in the attached CR 12 dated 9/5/2022 in which Mutua and Lilian hold 2,000 shares each, effectively making them 50 per cent shareholders each in Ndash and by extension A&L,” Murgor added.

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