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Keyan man, Adrian Gilbert Muteshi who sued Deputy President William Ruto over a 100-acre piece of land has died



Adrian Gilbert Muteshi the man who was involved in a land tussle with Vice President William Ruto has died.

The 86-year-old man died in Nairobi on Tuesday.

“Farewell to our beloved Adrian … who passed away in Nairobi with deep gratitude,” reads the obituary of a local daily.

The obituary, however, did not reveal the cause of death.

Muteshi’s friends and relatives are expected to meet at the United Kenya Club on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

“… mourning plans will be announced soon,” reads the obituary.

Muteshi was displaced from Eldoret during the 2007 post-election violence and took over his farm.

He accused Ruto of misappropriating his 100-hectare farm in Washin Gishu and asked for court intervention.

The Nairobi High Court ruled that Muteshi had proved that the property belonged to him and that he had been deprived of it.

In turn, Ruto was ordered to pay Sh5 million to the victim of post-election violence for illegal occupation of his land.

Ruto, through his attorneys, said he was no doubt a buyer who had heard that some land was being sold, had worked diligently before buying it from people he thought were the owners of the property.

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