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

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As he brought no complaint before, it was held that he had no right to do so after the death of his uncle. NOTE: It is generally assumed that the disinherited heir must know of his disinheritance. It is in fact usual and considered correct for the witnesses to inform him. 51. Revocation of a Will. If a will is to be revoked its witnesses or the majority of them must be called and informed of the revocation. 52. Should this not be possible, at least 10 witnesses have to be called to make a valid revocation.

If a will is lost and cannot be reconstructed by its witnesses the distribution of the property is made according to customary law. 57. Deposit of Testament. If a man names no executor in his testament, the document is usually kept by himself. If the testator names an executor he usually places the document in his care. 58. Registration of Testament. (Kitabu ena wosia). There is a book kept in each Gombolola in which testaments may be entered. This can be done at will. NOTE: This book is intended merely as a register and has no effect on the validity or otherwise of the will.

1. KARAGWE, MISSENYI, The money is shared between the daughters and heir. 95. 2. ALL OTHER CHIEFDOMS. The daughters receive and share all the money. 96. C. A man dies leaving no children. His heir receives all the money. 97. D. A man dies obuchweke without daughters. His wife receives all the money. COFFEE IN STORE. 98. This is distributed among the male heirs. TOOLS. 99. The Musika receives the greater number, especially any tools or arms which were personally used by the deceased. If any are left after he has taken his share, they are divided between the other male heirs.

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