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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES IN MARRIAGE

11-04-2018 |  By:  |  Comments

A married woman has the same rights as a married man to:-

  1. To acquire, administer, hold, control, use and dispose of property whether moveable or immovable.
  1. To enter into a contract
  1. To sue and be sued in her own name (Section 6 of the Matrimonial Property Act)

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 guarantees this in Article 45(3) that provides:

“Parties to a marriage are entitled to equal rights at the time of marriage, during the marriage (parties may also enter an agreement on how property shall be apportioned in the marriage that is pre-nuptial agreement) and at the dissolution of the marriage.”