Kipchoge, three others embroiled in Sh100m property row in Eldoret

World Marathon egend Eliud Kipchoge has been embroiled in a property dispute between fellow athlete Daniel Komen and his wife Joyce Komen over ownership of prime land in Eldoret valued at more than Sh100 million.

According to court documents, Joyce accuses her husband of selling the family property to the athletes without her knowledge, despite having equal stakes in the disputed parcel of land.

A prime agricultural land covering 200 acres, LR Number 8638/26, in the southern east of Eldoret Municipality in Uasin Gishu County, is at the heart of the legal dispute before Justice Reuben Nyakundi of the High Court in Eldoret.

Mrs. Komen claims she was “shocked to learn that Kipchoge and Kipruto were claiming to have bought the land.”

“I have also learned with shock that the property was sold at just Sh10 million, which represents just 10 percent of the actual value of the land,” Mrs Komen says in an affidavit filed in court through her lawyer Patrick Kibii,

She alleges that she contributed a substantial amount of money towards the development of the property, and that it is currently worth well over Sh100 million.

“My husband has never mentioned it to me that he had sold the land, leave alone the intention to sell the property,” argues Mrs Komen in the documents before court.

The disputed property, she says was acquired and developed by joint efforts of the couple during their marriage but was registered in the name of her husband in the trust of the family.

“I took various loans to fund the purchase and development of the property, which was the only family home as I married Komen at a time when he had no place to call home,” she states in court documents.