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Title:Defence and Protection of Converts: Kenya Missions and the Inheritance of Christian Widows, 1912-1931
Author:Spencer, Leon P.
Year:1973
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:107-127
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:missions
widows
Religion and Witchcraft
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1594758
Abstract:The issue of the inheritance of Christian widows formed a considerable proportion of the representations which Kenyan mission societies made to the colonial administration. The article describes the missionary efforts to exert pressure on the government to change the 'native marriage law', in which they succeeded when the marriage ordinance of 1931 was accepted. Notes.
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