Uhuru Kenyatta Signs Into Law Bill Advocating for Equal Child Support Responsibility - hivipundetv.com

On Wednesday, November 17, President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, signed the Refugees Bill, Foreign Service Bill, and the Law of Succession (Amendment) Bill into law.

The Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma sponsored Law of Succession (Amendment) Bill 2020 seeks to have children’s rights applied uniformly whether their parents are married or not. The bill, backed by MP Kabinga Wachira chaired the National Assembly’s Committee on Labour and Social Welfare might be a big win for men.

As per section 24, (3) of the 2010 Constitution, men were disadvantaged as it dictated that a father can only assume parental responsibility through a court order.

The law also suggests that in a situation where one of the parents, through a DNA test, confirms that the child does not belong to them, they may stop taking up parental responsibility.

Regarding financial contributions, the new law states that whether the child’s parents are in a relationship or not, they must make necessary financial contributions to the baby’s upbringing. New laws The president also signed on the new Refugees Act, which had earlier been referred back to Parliament for reconsideration. The law is aimed at strengthening the management of refugees by consolidating provisions of several international legal instruments.


Bill to bar secret lovers from inheriting married lovers’ wealth

The Law of Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2020, will strictly limit the share of inheritance to men and women who are legally married, their children and extended family. “You have witnessed these cases where some secret lovers show up with court papers demanding a share of the inheritance while your wife and children are still grieving. That is what we want to fix,” said Kaluma.



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