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RENUNCIATION OF THE RIGHT TO INHERITANCE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF KENYAN AND FOREIGN JURISPRUDENCE

By Samuel Wahome Kimani, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya Kenyan succession law is governed under the Law of Succession Act[1] which provides inter alia for the definition and consolidation of the law relating to intestate and testamentary succession and the administration of estates of deceased persons. The Act is further anchored on the Constitution of Kenya 2010 right to property [2] which protects against the deprivation or limiting of enjoyment of the right by the state or any person. Other statutes that regulate and define property ownership in Kenya include, but are not limited to, the Matrimonial Property Act [3], Land...

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DIGITIZATION OF LAND TRANSACTIONS IN KENYA THE WAKE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

DIGITIZATION OF LAND TRANSACTIONS IN KENYA

While digitization had gained momentum before covid-19 the same should not be lost as we all stand to benefit in the end of it to fast track land transactions By Wambui Babu We are here in the fourth phase of industrial revolution with the increased use of technology in robotics, artificial intelligence e.t.c. Has the novel coronavirus (covid-19) nudged us to spring here faster than anticipated? Well, the point is we are here and we have to make do with the situation and act as fast as we can to handle the negative implications in the sector and economy at large. On...

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TENABLE LAND REGISTRATION SYSTEM IN KENYA

by Wambui Babu, Much has been discussed about land rights and all the inherent rights attached thereto, this has been a topic well dissected in many ways, areas and scenarios and what that emanates is that it is crystal clear and one would draw as a synopsis from all that discourse is that every human being has a right to access land and utilize it within the parameters of sustainable development and environmental consciousness. This write up has nothing much to offer on matters appertaining those rights but conversely it delves into a topic that is not much broadly discussed either for...

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ESTATE AGENCY THE KENYA TALE: DISSECTING THE PROBLEM AREAS

By Wambui Babu INTRODUCTION   The Real Estate Act was last revised in 2012, however the amendments made failed to capture the real issues facing the real estate market from the premise being meeting the needs of the new age technology  and the fast growing real estate sector necessitated by the population growth, mitigating fraudulent land transactions and the versatility of the sector. It is those issues that are a necessity to be addressed in order to efficiently regulate the market with a view of the Government finding an opportunity to raise revenue from the very expansive real estate market that occupies a large...

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