Saturday, 16 November 2013

Matrimonial Bill: Women's rights in marriage and divorce in Kenya and the rest of the world

November 16th, 2013

Matrimonial Bill

Matrimonial Bill: Just who makes greatest contribution in marriage?
10 hours ago -
By LILLIAN ALUANGA-DELVAUX ... Five years into the marriage, Jacob landed a job in an European capital that came with a monthly salary of Sh1 million. ... “It is not only in divorce that issues of how to share matrimonial property come up. ... care', which is a contributor to the country's economic growth.

My opinion

It's not too difficult to calculate the woman's contribution in terms of time and dedication without cutting her off from her right to stay where she lived.  What's the big deal?  You can't kick the woman out.  Man has to leave and ensure she has a home and amenities and the ability to improve her lot.  All women, including prostitutes and Sugar Daddy predators, have rights over their men and men in general.  In being provided those rights women's trust in men will improve.  That is one step in the right direction towards a more enlightened society.  Women go bad only after men have gone rotten.

Okay, now women - you take the lead:  Where are the exceptions to such a rule?

Here are some links from Google:

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    Women Land and Property Rights in Kenya - FIDA Kenya
    Women LawyersKenya and the International Women's Human Rights .... Existing Marriage and Divorce Laws Rob Women of Their Matrimonial Property .
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    Women Property Rights - FIDA Kenya
    A. Gaps in Divorce Laws and Wide Judicial Discretion Leave Women with Nothing at Divorce, Violating their Rights to Equality, Housing, and an Adequate ...

  • Divorce in Kenya: What the law says | The Star
    Apr 4, 2012 - People have woken up to their family rights and unlike in the olden days, ... Kenyan law prohibits the presentation of a divorce petition to a court of law ... WITH Kituo Cha Sheria, The federation of women lawyers Kenya (FIDA).
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    Law and the Status of Women in Kenya - International ...
    by J Kabeberi-Macharia - ‎Cited by 3 - ‎Related articles
    Civil Law. 4. Legal Capacity. 4. Rights Relating to Marriage. 5. Rights of Inheritance. 8 ... In this chapter, we look at the legal status of women in Kenya. II.

  • Kenyan women to fight bill denying them property rights in divorce
    3 days ago - the small number of Kenyan female MPs is handicapping efforts to push through legislation promoting women's rights, in a country where men ...

  • Marriage Bill, 2013 - Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC) › Bills
    Kenya Law Reforms Commission KLRC Bills Laws. ... Defines marriage as the voluntary union of a man and a woman whether monogamous or ... Parties to a marriage have equal rights at the time of the marriage, during the marriage and at ...

  • Legal/Statutory Marriage in Kenya - Infotrack East Africa Ltd.
    The general position of the Law in Kenya is that Kenya is governed by various ... Divorce, Annulments, Judicial Separations, Restitution of Conjugal rights, ... man keeps one or more other women as his wives without declaring marriage.

  • Marriage in Kenya | Kenya Law - Kenya by Kenyans
    Marriage in Kenya: Bring original and copies of the Identity Cards or ... After 21 days, the couple completes the affidavit under S 11 of the Marriage Act, gets it commissioned by the Registrar and completes ... This is not a right and can be denied. ... Female Celebrities in Kenya · Top Ten Male and Female Musicians in Kenya ...
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    Gender Considerations in Constitution-Making- Engendering ...
    WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND THE LAW IN KENYA ..... Other than this, the Marriage Bill (1985) gives equal rights to spouses in a marriage in matters concerning ...

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