Succession Probate & Administration

PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR GRANT FOR TESTATE
AND INTESTATE IN KENYA
Applicable Law;
• The Law of Succession Act (Chapter 160, Laws of Kenya).
• Probate and Administration Rules (cap 160 Sub Leg).
Probate and all things Succession is divided into:
• Non-contentious (probate in common form) and
• Contentious probate (probate in solemn form).
The above types of Succession matters are further divided into;
• Testate: This is when one makes a valid and enforceable will which ensures that upon the death of that person, their
property passes to a person/s of their choice.
• Intestate: When a person dies without making a will or the will is invalidated.

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