Kenya: end of equal division of property after divorce

A Kenyan high court made a landmark decision on sharing family wealth during a divorce.

The judgment comes as a result of a sharp rise in divorce cases in the country.

This decision is seen as a blow to women’s rights in Kenya.

The judge stated that divorced couples are now only entitled to what each spouse has contributed during the union.

The Federation of Women Lawyers (IFAD) has campaigned for the removal of this provision.

The gender equality group argued that the law creates unfair discrimination against women, claiming that they are the ones who invest the most in raising children in divorced families.

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