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Monica Jesang Katam v Jackson Chepkwony & Another [2011] Eklr

High Court at Mombasa


A judgment in favor of the Right of Inheritance in Woman to Woman Marriage.

“Indeed, contemporary social systems, for instance in the shape of current practices in the domain of family among the Nandi, are I think, to be regarded as aspects of culture which will rightly claim protection under Article 11(1) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 which provides that the constitution recognizes culture as the foundation of the nation and as the cumulative civilization of the Kenyan people and nation.” -- Justice J. B. Ojwang, June 17, 2011 (High Court at Mombasa)

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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