Why more Kenyans are divorcing

What you need to know:

  • The recent rise in number of those seeking to dissolve their marriages is the result of the transformation of family in Kenya.
  • These changes have disrupted both its existence and structure.
  • Ms Thongori laments that young couples today are in more distress than earlier generations.
  • After many years of practice, Ms Thongori says non-alignment of values is the prime killer of marriages in Kenya.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, family lawyer Judy Thongori has seen the good, the bad and the ugly side of marriage. 


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