Controversial Kenyan tycoon Jackson Kibor’s sons have dared him to make good his threat of subjecting them to DNA tests to ascertain if he is their biological father.
Kibor, 88, said he will have his six sons undergo paternity tests after he defeated them in a court battle over a 1,250-acre parcel of land in Eldoret.
The octogenarian filed the case in 2016 seeking to block the transfer of the property to the six sons citing an unsettled family dispute over ownership of the parcel.
His sons; Elkana Kipleting, Evans Kipkosgei, Eric Kipchumba, Raymond Kibitok, Ezekiel Kipng’etich and Edwin Kipkoech laid claim to the land, saying they were bequeathed by their father.
Justice Antony Ombwayo on Monday, May 18th, ruled Kibor was the rightful owner of the land located in Soy Constituency and ordered the sons to vacate within 150 days.
The court established the six sons illegally subdivided and processed title deeds to the parcel before selling it to third parties.
Speaking after the ruling, Kibor maintained he never married the children’s mother and doubts whether they are his sons.
“Hawa watoto yangu ni wakora…wakora kwa sababu waliuza nyumba yangu Karen, Nairobi, na wakauze ingine Nyali, Mombasa. Hawa watoto wanasumbua, nitawapeleka DNA nihakikishe kama ni wangu ama si wangu kwa sababu mimi sikuoa mama yao,” he said.
On Saturday, May 23rd, one of his sons Kipng’etich said they are ready to undergo DNA tests but on condition that they be carried out in a government facility to ensure results are not doctored.
“We are ready for a DNA test as long as it is done in a transparent manner,” he said.
Their mother Naomi Jeptoo, who was divorced by Kibor in 2018, also backed the plan to subject her children to DNA.
“I welcome the proposal for the sons to go for DNA tests … it will change the destiny of my sons,” she said.
Kibor, a farmer and retired politician, grabbed headlines in 2017 and 2018 after he divorced his two wives Naomi Jeptoo and Josphine Jepkoech, who he was married to for more than 40 years. In both cases, he accused the wives of deserting their matrimonial home and mistreating him.