Is Having the Right to Give the Father’s Name to Children Born out of Wedlock a Win for Kenyan Women?
The High Court has ruled that children born out of wedlock shall have their father’s name inserted in their birth certificate as a right. Justice Mumbi Ngugi ruled that S12 of the Registration of Births & Deaths Act – which stated that the father’s consent is a necessity – is unconstitutional and violates Art27 of the constitution. (Read the full decision here). Essentially. a mother, married or(…)