Kenya Courts Protect Womenís Inheritance Rights
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This same challenge was addressed again in 2008 by the Kenyan High Court in the Ntutu decision, where it was argued that Masai customary law did not recognize a daughterís right to inherit from her fatherís estate. The Court relied on the Rono vs. Rono decision, noting in particular the need to respect the requirements of CEDAW and international law, and recognized womenís inheritance rights.
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