Friday September 20, 2019-Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Kinoti has called for the repeal of section 96 of the Succession Act to block any person implicated in murder from inheriting the property of the deceased.
According to Kinoti if the act is repealed, those planning to kill somebody over inheritance, will think twice before committing the heinous crime.
Currently section 96 of the Succession Act states that any murder suspect can inherit properties of the deceased even if she /he has killed him.
However, Law Society of Kenya(LSK) President Allen Gichuhi poked holes into Kinoti’s remarks saying that the specific part of the law can only apply where the suspect is found guilty.
Kinoti's move comes amid the ongoing investigations revolving around the murder of Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen, whose widow Sarah Wairimu is being held as the main suspect.
Wairimu, who earlier in the week demanded to be released on bail to pursue half of Cohen's property has since said that she will not be attending the reading of his will reading.
The Kenyan DAILY POST