Protecting property inheritance rights of widows, children and people with disabilities

In  Kenya, when a husband or father of the family passes away, his widow and children are often unable to inherit the land and property. In 2010, the new Constitution of Kenya was promulgated, followed by laws in the land sector to be put into effect from 2012. As the land laws were being developed, ELCI successfully pushed for the incorporation of clauses that increased recognition and support for widows, orphans and people with disabilities in property inheritance.

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Author: 
Kennedy Orwa (ELCI) and Amira Kheir (ILC Secretariat)
Year: 
2017