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CHILD CUSTODY AND MAINTENANCE AFTER DIVORCE IN KENYA

Child custody and parental responsibility considerations often arises where parties are not married, after a divorce or the death of both parents to allow for the child’s upbringing.  In Kenya, a child has the right to parental care and protection, which is an equally shared responsibility of both the parents to provide for the child, whether they are married to…

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DIVISION OF MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY AFTER DIVORCE IN KENYA

Divorce is the legal separation of a man and a wife by the judgement of a court.[i] After divorce, matrimonial property has to be shared. During the subsistence of a marriage, the ownership of matrimonial property vests in the spouses according to their contribution towards its acquisition.[ii] The Matrimonial Property Act of 2013 defines matrimonial property as either the matrimonial…

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FOREIGNERS MOVING TO KENYA FOR WORK

Introduction Kenya recently had the honour of hosting the WRC Safari Rally 2021. This even among other sporting events have put Kenya in the global limelight. Many foreigners wish to move to Kenya for work or to invest in Kenya. We will discuss how a foreigner can move to Kenya for work or investment. Kenya's immigration laws require that a…

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FOREIGNERS MOVING TO KENYA TO RESETTTLE OR RETIRE

Introduction Non-Kenyan citizens often give mixed reactions when asked about their experiences of moving into the country. One thing for sure is that local Kenyans are hospitable and tolerable. The ever-rising number of foreigners is proof enough that Kenya is a favourite destination not only for investors but also for foreigners who would wish to settle and permanently reside in…

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How to file for divorce in Kenya

Introduction Marriage is defined as the voluntary union of a man and a woman whether in a monogamous or polygamous union and registered; it is governed by the Marriage Act, 2014. The Marriage Act, 2014 provides for the various forms of marriages, their definitions and their processes of dissolution which include Christian marriage, Civil marriage, customary marriage, Hindu Marriage, Islam…

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A BRIEF ON THE CENTRAL BANK AMENDMENT BILL, 2021

There have been enough complaints concerning loan apps in Kenya, due to the lack of regulation of the sector. Thankfully, The Central Bank (Amendment) Bill of 2021 seeks to resolve this issue. The Bill, brought to the National Assembly by Hon. Gladys Wanga, primarily seeks to amend the Central Bank Act, Cap 491, by putting digital credit facilities under the…

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IMPACT OF THE SECTIONAL PROPERTIES ACT ON PROPERTY OWNERSHIP

The Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning in a public notice dated 7th May 2021 announced that the Sectional Properties Act (Act. No 21 of 2020) was enacted into law on 11th December 2020.[i] This is a 95% re-enactment of the repealed Sectional Properties Act of 1987. The Act is an improvement from the old regime to conform with the…

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