Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma is a happy man after the Law of Succession (Amendment) Bill 2019 he sponsored in the National Assembly was signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
On Wednesday, November 17, Uhuru signed into law the bill prohibiting secret lovers from getting a share of the wealth of a person in case they die.
The Homa Bay Town MP described this as a win for men and a loss for ‘slay queens’ who emerge to claim men’s wealth when they die.
“[Today is] my happiest day as a legislator! Strangers who have been pirating on the property of the dead have been stopped!
“Only persons who contracted valid marriage with the deceased will now claim the estate of the deceased,” Kaluma said in a message sent to the Standard Newspaper.
The MP rejoiced that the law only protects the children of the deceased and not ‘woman-eaters’.
“Children have also been protected, whether or not their biological parents were married. Slay queens and woman-eaters have fallen!” the MP celebrated.
While proposing the bill in the National Assembly in 2019, Peter Kaluma said that it will “avoid situations where opportunistic schemers successfully claim a stake in a deceased person’s estate hence disenfranchising the legitimate heirs of the deceased.”
The Bill sponsored by Kaluma sought to amend the definition of the word dependant so as to lockout “illegitimate” spouses from inheriting the property of a deceased person.
“A person not named in this section shall not be a dependant for the purposes of this Act unless the person proves (he or she was) maintained by the deceased for a period of two years prior to the deceased’s death,” read an excerpt of the law.