Court: Proof of divorce needed in dividing marital property

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] Married couples cannot divide their matrimonial property upon separation without a court’s decree of divorce or any other proof that the marriage between them is dissolved, the High Court in Nyeri has ruled. Justice Jairus Ngaah held that a couple’s separation does not dissolve their marriage union and the…


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Lobby fights to secure land rights for women

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Nikko Tanui] A lobby group wants women included in title deeds of land owned by their husbands. Kenya Land Alliance (KLA), based in Kericho, also wants women allowed to inherit their father’s property. According to KLA’s Women Lands Rights Programme Officer Winnie Chepkemo, persistent discriminatory cultural norms and practices are among…


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Woman fights to be granted 100 percent property ownership

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Audrey Ng’eny] A woman has moved to court to stop her former husband from demanding a share of Sh30 million property in Uasin Gishu and Kakamega counties. Caroline Osoto, who argues she acquired the properties by herself, moved to the High Court in Eldoret seeking orders to be granted their full…


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Man’s failure to seek consent from wife to sell land costs buyer and Sacco – Murang’a County

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kamau Muthoni] A buyer and a sacco are facing a Sh13 million loss for failing to ascertain whether a man had sought his wife’s consent to sell a piece of land. Third-party buyer Joseck Mukuha, a resident of Murang’a County, bought the contested land estimated to be a quarter acre from…


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