Posted by in Uncategorized on April 23, 2014

President Uhuru Kenyatta Signs Kenya’s Marriage Law

Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has signed into law a marriage bill. It brings civil law, where a man was only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some cultures allow multiple partners. Controversy surrounded an amendment to the bill, supported by many male MPs, allowing men to take more wives without consulting existing spouses. Among other provisions the law it allows for equal property and inheritance rights – previously a woman had to prove her contribution to the couple’s wealth. Read More here .