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Kenyatta pressured to authorise matrimonal property bill

28 November 2013, 17:14

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta is being pressured to authorise the problematic matrimonial bill, which has been heavily criticised by the Kenya National Human Rights Commission (KNHRC),reports the Nation.

The bill was set into motion by the National Assembly, however it drew public discussion after a provision stipulated that in the event of divorce, a couple will have equal share of the matrimonial property.

The KNHRC has deemed the bill unconstitutional and that it is aimed at turning marriages into business partnership.

Patricia Nyaundi, the KNHC Director, said that "Article 45 of the constitution states that the family built of mutual equality is the foundation of the nation thus legislating laws on inequality property sharing between couples is commercializing marriages founded on a mutual relationship,"

The group of lawyers have also made a recommendation for a dedicated team to handle cases pertaining to matrimonial property.

For more on this story, visit the Nation.


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