Younger wife wins big in a 25-year old succession battle

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Jack Murima] A second wife has been awarded the lion’s share of her deceased husband’s land in a case pitting her against her co-wife. Making the ruling yesterday, High Court Judge William Musyoka ordered that the property be shared in a ratio of 3:4 in favour of Susana Muchisu, the second…


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Daughters consent a must, court rules in property dispute

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Evelyne Kwamboka] Failure to get consent from daughters when distributing an estate of the deceased to only sons may cause trouble. The Law of Succession Act and the Constitution provides for all children to be treated equal, and this calls for an input of all children in distribution of the wealth…


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Grandchildren to miss out on property share (Kirinyaga County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] The High Court has declined to stop the execution of a landmark judgment in which it held that grandchildren are not entitled to inherit property owned by their grandparents. Justice Lucy Gitari held that for grandchildren to be entitled to a share of their grandparents’ estate, they must prove…


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