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The framers of the Constitution of Kenya gave the importance to family as a social unit right in the Preamble. The Preamble said that the people of Kenya should endeavor for the 'commitment to nurturing and protecting the well-being of the individual, the family, communities and the nation'.

Family Law of Kenya

  • African Christian Marriage and Divorce Act, Chapter 151
  • Children Act, 2001
  • Hindu Marriage and Divorce Act, Chapter 157
  • Kadhis Courts Act, Chapter 11
  • Law of Succession Act, Chapter 160
  • Maintenance Orders Enforcement Act, Chapter 154
  • Marriage Act, Chapter 150
  • Married Womens Property Act, 1882
  • Matrimonial Causes Act, Chapter 152
  • Mohammed Marriage and Divorce Registration Act, Chapter 155
  • Mohammedan Marriage, Divorce and Succession Act, Chapter 156
  • Sexual Offences Act, 2006, No 3 of 2006
  • Subordinate Courts (Separation and Maintenance) Act, Chapter 153