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Homa Bay village puts wife inheritors on notice

Speaking to press in Nyakwere market in Karachuonyo sub county, area assistant chief Mr. Pancras Lumumba noted that a number of widows have been abandoned after bearing children with the said professional inheritors who are on the move for “green pastures”.

By Samuel OwidaWednesday, 16 Nov 2016 19:11 EAT

Wife inheritors have been put on notice on entering Kobuya East sublocation in Homa Bay County unless they have well established backgrounds. Speaking to press in Nyakwere market in Karachuonyo sub county, area assistant chief Mr. Pancras Lumumba noted that a number of widows have been abandoned after bearing children with the said professional inheritors who are on the move for “green pastures”.

Lumuba decried rampant incidences in which many widows have lost unaccountable property and family resources left behind by their late husbands in the hands of the ‘’vultures’’ who are hell-bent to live for free. The assistant chief sounded a stern warning following increases cases of inability by widows to provide for the children more so the ones they give birth to after the death of their spouses noting that from today henceforth, no widow will be allowed to house any man without a clear background of certified information about his character traits and economic background.

''No man will be allowed in my sublocation to inherit any widow without a letter from his chief stating his ability to provide for the children including paying fees,” said Lumumba. The county administrator on the same note warned those involved in the business of illicit brews, drugs and substance in the area to stop it forth with or face full force of the law adding that consumption of alcohol and drugs has undermined development, increased crime rate as well as escalated school dropouts in the area.

He took issue with parents and guardians who condone deviant behaviours among their children warning that if not controlled, the community will miss its rightful place in the next generation.

The writer is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Homa Bay County





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