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Couples can now divorce at any time, court lifts three years limit

Couples married through civil process are now free to divorce any time. Initially, the law provided that couples in civil unions could only file for divorce after three years.

However, Justice Reuben Nyakundi yesterday declared section 66 (1) of the Marriage Act that barred such couples from divorcing within the three years unconstitutional.

According to the judge, marriage is a union of willing partners, hence they should be at liberty to leave any time they feel not contented.

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