This booklet addresses the question of succession or inheritance vis vis the kenya woman it gives an account of the historical background to the laws of succession in this country namely customary moslem hindu and common law it also examines the link between marriage and succession and land law and succession ii definition. This court hears all proceedings relating to the estate of the deceased and follows the procedures and provisions of the law of succession act if the law of a foreigners nationality states that the applicable law for inheritance of immovable property located in kenya is non kenyan law then kenyan law still takes precedence. The kenya law of succession prescribes the rules which determine what ought to happen to a persons estate after his or her death it is also referred to as the law of inheritance ie transmission of property rights from the dead to the living the rules of succession identify the beneficiaries entitled to succeed to the deceaseds . The 1981 law of succession was passed to merge separate inheritance law schemes into one statue that applied uniformly to all citizens the law established equal inheritance rights for male and . The law of succession also referred to as the law of inheritance basically deals with the transmission of property rights from the dead to the living this area of law deals with transmission from the dead to the living and consequently inheritance is common in all human societies and is therefore a concept of universal application
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