Come We Stay: AG orders registration of customary marriages

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A file photo of Attorney General Githu Muigai. /ENOS TECHE

Attorney General Githu Muigai has ordered the registration of all customary marriages from August 1.

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“All parties married under African customary law are required to register their marriages,” the AG said in a June 9 Gazette notice.

The registration will take place at Sheria House ground floor, and is in line with Marriage (Customary Marriage) Rules, 2017, and stipulations of Section 96 of Marriage Act, 2014.

Parties who wish to contract customary marriage from the above date must obtain prior authorisation from the registrar.

Certificates will only be issued to people whose applications are successful.


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