Eldoret Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa has issued a warrant of arrest against Ezekiel Kibor, the son of prominent North Rift farmer Jackson Kibor. Ezekiel together with his brothers Evans and Raymond have been sued by the farmer for cultivating part of his 2,000 acre land in Learned, Uasin Gishu county.
Recently at a social joint, Ezekiel and his brothers surprised many when they openly stated that they wished their father whom they claim is now senile was dead. They complained the veteran politician had become a disgrace to the family after he resorted to sort out family issues even with his wives in court.
Ezekiel is the third born son from the third wife Naomi Cheptoo, whom he has also filed a divorce case against in an Eldoret Law Court.
During the hearing of the case, Kibor, 84, told the court how his sons, who were armed with machetes and clubs invaded his vast land aboard a pick-up vehicle on December 27 2017.
He claimed they then threatened his workers with death should they block them from carrying out their activities on the land.
Kibor owns the land and is under pressure to allocate part of it to his sons according to police statements. Kibor says that his sons have been cultivating the land and leasing part of it to neighbours without his consent.
In their defence, the children told the court that 4th heir father was lying to the court regarding the share of the disputed land.
Led by Evans and Raymond, they said their father subdivided the 1,250-acre farm among his sons and even obtained title deeds in their names. The case will be heard in February 7 next year.