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LAWS OF KENYA T HE A FRICAN C HRISTIAN M ARRIAGE AND D IVORCE A CT C HAPTER 151 Revised Edition 2010 (1962) Published by the National Council for Law Reporting with the Authority of the Attorney General
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CAP. 151 African Christian Marriage and Divorce [Rev. 2010 2 CHAPTER 151 THE AFRICAN CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE ACT ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Section 1- Short title. 2- Interpretation. 3- Application. 4 -Saving. 5 -Marriage may be in any place of public worship. 6- Marriages to be performed only by licensed ministers. 7- Formalities. 8- Consents. 9- Marriage before licensed minister or registrar. 10- Marriage certificate. 11- Ministers to be registrars. 12- Fees. 13- Status of African Christian widows. 14- Jurisdiction of subordinate courts of the first class. 15- Appeals. S CHEDULE
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Rev. 2010] African Christian Marriage and Divorce CAP. 151 3 Cap. 99, 1948), 44 of 1955, L.N. 299/1956, L.N. 172/1960, L.N. 462/1963, L.N. 2/1964, 21 of 1966, 9 of 1967. Short title. Interpretation. 44 of 1955, s. 2, L.N. 2/1964. Cap. 150. Application. L.N. 2/1964. Cap. 150. Saving. L.N. 2/1964. Cap. 150. Marriage may be in any place of public worship. 44 of 1955, s. 3, L.N. 2/1964, Cap. 150. Marriages to be performed only by licenced ministers. 44 of 1955, s. 3, L.N. 462/1963. CHAPTER 151 THE AFRICAN CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE ACT Commencement: 17th December, 1931 An Act to provide for the marriage of African Christians and for the dis- solution of such marriages 1. This Act may be cited as the African Christian Marriage and Divorce Act. 2. In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires - “licensed minister” means a minister who has been licensed to celebrate marriages under section 6 of this Act; “registrar” includes a registrar of marriages appointed under section 5 of the Marriage Act and a registrar appointed under section 11 of this Act. 3. (1) This Act shall apply only to the marriages of Africans one or both of whom profess the Christian religion and to the dissolution of such marriages. (2) Nothing herein contained shall prevent any African marrying under the Marriage Act, but if one or both parties to a marriage under that Act are Africans professing the Christian religion the provisions of this Act relating to dissolution of marriage shall apply to such marriage as if it were a marriage under this Act. 4. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the provisions of the Marriage Act shall apply to all marriages celebrated under this Act. 5. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the Marriage Act, a marriage may be celebrated under this Act in any place of public worship, whether or not such place of worship is licensed under section 7 of the Marriage Act.
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