We want to thank President Uhuru Kenyatta for assenting to the Succession Amendment Bill, 2019 that was sponsored by Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma. This new law is a huge relief for many widows in Kenya.
We have seen cases where after people die, especially wealthy men, women who do not qualify as spouses under the Marriage Act – possibly girlfriends – petition the Courts to inherit the property of the deceased. Secret lovers have stormed funerals demanding to be involved, causing a lot of vexation to mourning widows.
The new law has effectively ended the era of illegitimate spouses reaping where they did not sow.
Our advice to women: If you intend to have a child with a married man, do so because you honestly want to have the child. Do not have the child with the mans wealth at the back of your mind. Children should never be weaponized against men.