LOCATION4th Floor
Call No. KQC99 .O59 2013
Author Onyango, Peter, author.
Title African customary law : an introduction / Dr. Peter Onyango (Dip, BA, Lic, PhD).
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 Acknowledgementix
 Prefacexi
 Table of Casesxvii
 Table of Statutesxix
 Introduction1
 The Study of Customary Law Justified4
 Scope and Aim7
 Methodology and Approach8
ch. 1 The Nature of African Customary Law13
1.1.Introduction13
1.2.Definition13
1.3.Subjectivity and Objectivity of Law14
1.4.Definition from other Scholars15
1.5.Definition of Customary Law18
1.6.System19
1.7.Legal Ethnographers and Anthropologists19
ch. 2 Nature, Characteristics, Limits29
2.1.Introduction29
2.2.Customary Rules and Practices29
2.3.Characteristics31
2.4.Contextualization and Diversities35
2.5.Languages35
2.6.Scarce Back-up and Low Supportive Political Will38
2.7.Lack of Bargain Power41
2.8.Inconsistency Principle42
2.9.Repugnancy Principle43
2.10.Reliability46
2.11.Oral Form in the Judicial Traditions48
2.12.Civilisation Challenge48
2.13.Proximity50
2.14.Sources of Law52
ch. 3 Praxis of Customary Law55
3.1.Introduction55
3.2.Kenya55
3.3.Ethiopia58
3.4.Somalia60
3.5.Nigeria61
3.6.Ghana63
3.7.South Africa64
ch. 4 The Use of Customary Law in other Systems67
4.1.Introduction67
4.2.British Experience67
4.3.Roman Experience68
4.4.Indian Experience72
ch. 5 Constitutional Analysis of Customary Law73
5.1.Old Constitution73
5.2.New Constitution74
5.3.Judicature Act of 196775
5.4.The Question of Rank76
5.5.Applicability of Customary Law76
ch. 6 Genesis and Upheavals of Customary Law77
6.1.Introduction77
6.2.British Colonial Rulings (Ordinances)77
6.3.Fall and Rise of African Customary Law78
6.4.Prioritizing African Customary Law81
6.5.Reviving African Traditional Courts82
6.6.Abolishing African Courts85
6.7.Qualifying the Role of the Chief at African Customary Law86
ch. 7 Quest for Integrated System91
7.1.Introduction91
7.2.Conflict of Laws91
7.3.Development of Marriage Law93
7.4.Divorce and Inheritance Law94
7.5.Law of Succession95
7.6.Land Law95
7.7.Scholarly Evaluation of the Integrated System97
7.8.More on Succession100
7.9.Laws of Inheritance in Kenya101
7.10.Uniform Customary Law104
ch. 8 Quest For African Jurisprudence109
8.1.Introduction109
8.2.The Road Map for Africa110
8.3.Ubuntu Concept113
8.4.Linguistic Challenge117
8.5.Impediments towards the Integrated System121
8.6.Colonial Legacy121
ch. 9 Determining the Future125
9.1.Introduction125
9.2.Dealing with Authenticity Issue127
9.3.The Dilemma129
9.4.Intriguing Questions131
ch. 10 Critique143
10.1.Introduction143
10.2.Lack of Confidence in the Court143
10.3.The Fate of Customary Court147
10.4.Punishment in Customary Law150
10.5.The Perspective of International Justice System153
ch. 11 Protagonist in the Primitive Law157
11.1.Introduction157
11.2.The Dream is on158
11.3.T.O Elias et al159
 Summary and Conclusion163
 Annex167
 Glossary169
 Selected Bibliography175
Published Nairobi, Kenya : LawAfrica Publishing (K) Ltd., [2013]
Copyright ©2013
Description xxii, 182 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-182).
Subject Customary law -- Africa.
ISBN 9789966031341
9966031340
OCLC No. or Control No. 866563884