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Court suspends part of controversial marriage law

23 October 2014, 19:00 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The High Court has suspended part of the marriage law, saying it is discriminatory to members of the clergy.

Justice George Odunga Thursday suspended part of the law which stated that members of the clergy presiding over marriage ceremonies had to register afresh for licences by November 1, 2014.

The ruling followed an application by renowned evangelist Bishop Mark Kariuki who said that the rule was untimely and discriminatory.

He insisted that the rule would cause discrimination whilst other new requirements by law would also cause Kenyans heartache considering that the deadline was very close.

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Churches were to renew their marriage books by the said date as well as present records of previous marriages before the deadline or face cancellation of their licenses.

The rest of the now marriage law however remains intact.

" The said section will be suspended with immediate effect awaiting closure of the petitioner's case, Justice Odunga said.

The marriage law also allows men to have second wives as long as they have permission from their first wives to do so.

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