Supreme Court Rules Out That Divorcees Will Be Sharing Property According To Contribution

The Supreme Court of Kenya has on Friday, January 27 ruled that in divorce cases, each partner should leave the marriage with property equivalent to their individual contribution in the union.

In tbe ruling, the court said that spouses are thus not automatically entitled to half of matrimonial property upon split.

The petition at the supreme court arose from a divorce dispute between Joseph Ombogi Ogentoto and his ex-wife Martha Bosibori.

Joseph took the matter to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal ordered that the house in which he had lived with his ex-wife of 18 years and the rental units be shared equally between them equally.

Moving forward the latest supreme Court rulling will act as the guidelines for distribution of matrimonial property between divorcees.

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