Widows ‘not entitled to capital assets’, judge says in shock ruling

Reuben Nyakundi

Mombasa High Court Judge Reuben Nyakundi he has said a widow’s entitlement to absolute access to the estate of her husband is limited to personal and household goods, but not capital assets.


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  • Malindi High Court judge Reuben Nyakundi said a widow’s entitlement to absolute access to the estate is limited to personal and household goods.

A widow is not entitled, absolutely and exclusively, to the estate of her husband, but only to a life interest over the property, the High Court has ruled.

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