Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kenyan Family Law Changes Fail

From The Star:

MPs yesterday threw out a Bill that if passed, would have given men an equal right of access and upkeep of children born out of wedlock.

The Bill by Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma sought amendments to the Children's Act that would also have allowed fathers the right to live with and provide for their children without accommodating their mothers.

Close to 100 MPs against 65 voted to defeat the Bill that can only be reintroduced after six months.

Currently, the law compels a man who has sired a child with a woman outside wedlock to take full responsibility of the child, including care to the mother.

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