How To Claim Money From Public Trustee In Kenya

How To Claim Money From Public Trustee In Kenya

The Office of the Public Trustee is established under the Public Trustee Act (Chapter 168 Laws of Kenya) which was enacted in 1925. It operates within the organizational framework of the Division of the Administrator General in the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice.

The present-day complex society associated with a free market economy and individual ownership of property makes the administration of estates of deceased persons as provided by law a key component in the administration of justice. Issues revolving around inheritance have assumed a prominent place in society making the Office of the Public Trustee an inevitable necessity.

In this article Keweb. co tries to answer the question by publishing the ways one can claim money from public trustee in Kenya

Below are the most helpful ways to claim money from public trustees in Kenya


The Division of Administrator General is headed by the Administrator General who also holds the office of the Public Trustee. The Division has established regional offices in Kisumu, Lamu, Malindi, Mombasa, Kakamega, Embu, Nyeri, Kisii, Machakos, Garissa, Meru, Eldoret, and Nakuru. Plans are underway to operationalize two additional Offices in Kericho and Bungoma in line with Vision 2030, Medium Term Plan, and Article 6(3) of the Constitution of Kenya as part of its decentralization programme to ensure that Public Trustee services are accessible to the public.

The Division is divided into eight (8) core Sections: 

  1. Administration of  Estates,
  2. Litigation,
  3. Conveyancing,
  4. Administration of Trusts,
  5. Final Accounts,
  6. Accounts,
  7. County Services and
  8. Property Management to effectively discharge its mandate.

Registry Functions

  • Data entry into the Public Trustee Business Process Management System;
  • Drawing of Cheque Orders;
  • Filing of pleadings in court;
  • Opening of files;
  • Maintaining a card;
  • Filing away correspondence and documents;
  • Receiving, sending, and delivery of mail;
  • Booking files in and out;
  • Maintenance of a wills register;
  • Maintaining a weekly file tracking list;
  • A perusal of files and booking to action officers for bringing up;
  • Receiving clients and referring them to action officers.