Child Custody and Maintenance; the Kenyan Perspective

In our final feature of 2023, we delved into Divorce Procedures in Kenya. As we turn the page to 2024 we now shift our focus to the aftermath of divorce, particularly concerning the welfare of children from dissolved marriages. What happens to these children once the marital ties are severed? Who assumes the responsibility for their care and upbringing? It is unfortunate that post-divorce, children often bear the brunt of significant consequences, potentially impacting their mental well-being if not addressed appropriately. In this article, we delve into the intricate legal landscape surrounding the custody and maintenance of children born within marriages, as well as those from cohabiting relationships or partnerships.

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