Land and property Inheritance patterns in Kenya are connected to a society’s kinship organization, social structure, and ideas about freedom, wealth, and equality. Lack of equity in the distribution of inheritance often reflects existing social inequities, leaving those denied equal inheritance not only poorer than other family members or destitute, but also with fewer rights to decision-making within the family and community. It is therefore considered both an economic and a social justice issue. To address this issue, the constitution of Kenya and the Matrimonial Property Act 2013 gives both men and women equal rights to own property in Kenya. Despite the matrimonial property act giving women the capacity to register their property, the majority of women struggle to get their property as they are not aware that they should be registered as owners. Neither are they aware of the provisions provided for them by the law. This is even worse for women who use drugs who face exclusion, stigma and discrimination by family’s member due to long absence from home, mental health issues and disordered life. Many times, women who use drugs are disinherited of their land and property by relatives.
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What Women Nest aims to achieve….