Kenyan authorities send death threats to British lawyer over Sh600m land grab

Robson intended to leave most of his estate to charity but businesswoman Agnes Kagure Kariuki, who was in contention for the deputy governorship of Nairobi, occupied the property and claimed she had bought it a year earlier.

~ The Star

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