Estate agent, 28, accused of poisoning her property tycoon father in Kenya by her half brothers flies to Africa to deny the ‘malicious’ claims she murdered him

A property tycoon’s daughter accused by her half-brothers of poisoning their father is flying to Kenya to fight the ‘malicious’ claims that she murdered him.

Helen Veevers, 28, her sister Alexandra and her mother Azra Parvin Din have been accused of poisoning Harry Veevers, who died in Kenya in 2013.

Miss Veevers believes that her half-brothers Richard and Philip Veevers made the ‘false and malicious’ allegations to discredit her and lay claim to her father’s estate.

Helen Veevers, the daughter of a Rochdale property tycoon is flying to Kenya to fight 'malicious' claims that she murdered her father made by her half-brothers

Helen Veevers, the daughter of a Rochdale property tycoon is flying to Kenya to fight ‘malicious’ claims that she murdered her father made by her half-brothers

Helen Veevers, 28, her sister Alexandra and her mother Azra Parvin Din have been accused of poisoning Harry Veevers (pictured), who died in Kenya in 2013

Helen Veevers, 28, her sister Alexandra and her mother Azra Parvin Din have been accused of poisoning Harry Veevers (pictured), who died in Kenya in 2013

But she fears the legal system is open to corruption and she may be forced to stay in the country and face criminal charges after the inquest.

Estate agent Miss Veevers, who flies to in Mombasa on Wednesday, said: ‘To be honest it has affected us all emotionally in a devastating way.

‘It has been devastating to my life. I have had to give up my job and I have problems with my health due to the constant stress.

‘I have not been able to move forward with my life with this hanging over me. But my dad brought us up to be strong women and we will fight this.

‘That’s the main reason I am going back out to Kenya to give evidence at the inquest – to clear my name against these allegations.’

Harry made his fortune as a property developer in Rochdale but retired to Kenya where he also owned a string of properties. 

The brothers in Kenya, Harry’s sons from his first marriage, claim he was about to leave the British family for another woman.

They have also alleged that corrupt local police colluded to cover up the death.

When he died in Kenya in 2013, the cause of death was recorded as a heart attack.

But, to his British family’s horror, a year later, her brother Richard demanded their father’s body be exhumed and re-examined.

Harry (pictured with Azra Parvin Din, his wife) made his fortune as a property developer in Rochdale but retired to Kenya where he also owned a string of properties

Harry (pictured with Azra Parvin Din, his wife) made his fortune as a property developer in Rochdale but retired to Kenya where he also owned a string of properties

‘He was out there in Kenya trying to back up his allegations while we were still grieving,’ said Miss Veevers.

The allegations against Miss Veevers and her mother are wide-ranging and complex.

The most damaging of all is the allegation that Helen helped poison her father on the back of a Kenyan toxicology report purporting to find a pesticide in Harry’s body.

Helen is hoping to refute the findings based on her own forensic toxicology tests that she commissioned herself.

Helen, speaking ahead of the inquest, said her scientific report did not detect any poison in her father’s body. 

A legal representative for Richard and Philip Veevers said it was in his client’s interest ‘to find out the truth about their father’s death.’