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Bad News To Mpango Wa Kandos After Uhuru Approves The Law Of Succession

On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law a Bill that prevents secret lovers commonly known as 'mpango wa kando' from inheriting the property of the dead lovers. The president assented to the Law of Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that was sponsored by Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma.

The bill aimed at changing the definition of the word dependant so as to prevent 'illegitimate' spouses from inheriting the property of the spouses in case of death. In the new law, a dependant has been changed to refer to, "the spouse and children of the deceased, whether or not maintained by the deceased immediately prior to his death."

According to the bill, a dependant is the deceased's parents, step-parents, grand parents, grandchildren, step grandchildren and children. Brothers, sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters who depended on the deceased prior to his death.

However, the law allows nonconventional dependants to fight for their rights if they feel aggrieved by the decision to lock them out of the inheritance.

While sponsoring this Bill in November 2019, the MP said that it aims at preventing situations where opportunistic schemers successful claim a share of the deceased's wealth hence denying legitimate heirs their stake.

While assenting into it on Wednesday, Uhuru said that the Law of Succession (Amendment) Bill 2019 will help streamline administration of succession matters in the country.

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