3 African countries struggling to let go of wife inheritance customs

Farida Dawkins Oct 26, 2018 at 03:00pm

October 26, 2018 at 03:00 pm | Culture

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

October 26, 2018 at 03:00 pm | Culture

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Kenya

Tero Cholla or Luo is the practice of wife inheritance in Kenya among the Luo tribe in the Nyanza region.

Women are required to remarry the brother of the husband to ensure that the husband’s property is properly dispersed to her and any subsequent children, as explained by Standard Media.

In 1999, tero was banned by Provincial Commissioner Peter Raburu.

However, this does not mean that the practice has been done away with.

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