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By Hans Cory

First released in 1945, this examine covers quite a lot of themes together with marriage, divorce, bride-price, inheritance, estate, own prestige and contracts in addition to a few notes at the prevalent courts and how they functioned in the course of the interval of British management

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RULES. 195c. The mother’s family must supply a complete new household equipment, hoes, baskets, cooking pots, bark cloth etc. Neither parent of the twins may enter the maternal grandfather’s house until the father has paid him a sum of Shs. 8/= to Shs. 12/= called makula, when a ceremonial entrance is effected by the twins’ mother. If the mother’s brideprice has not yet been fully paid the husband must complete payment on the day of the twins’ birth. If he cannot find the money himself, his family lend it to him.

NOTE: The lapse of three months is insisted upon so that heirs who live at a distance have time to arrive before the distribution of the inheritance and further so that all claims and debts can be presented. 202. Nobody is entitled before this time to claim any payment of his share. 203. The distribution of the property by the administrator is not looked upon as final. 10 of 1938. Lauriani v. Lugeyamba. These men were brothers. Their father’s property was distributed by the clan elders. Lugeyamba, the Mainuka, was not satisfied and filed a suit for re-distribution, which was granted.

He had no other children and claimed him as his heir. Some years before, the son had inherited the property of his father and thus as heir would become possessed of the property of two men of different clans, which is against the law. It was therefore held that he must give up the inberitance he had already received and take over that of his bisisi father. NOTE: If a nyarubanja holder (mtwazi) acknowledges a mwana wa bisisi of his tenant (mtwarwa), the mwana wa bisisi inherits the tenant’s plantation, if he has no other sons.

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