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The Socio-Cultural Changes in the Kenyan Luo Society Since the British Invasion and the Effects on the Levirate Custom: A Critical Survey

@article{Vitalis2014TheSC,
  title={The Socio-Cultural Changes in the Kenyan Luo Society Since the British Invasion and the Effects on the Levirate Custom: A Critical Survey},
  author={A. Vitalis},
  journal={Research on humanities and social sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={1-8}
}
  • A. Vitalis
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Research on humanities and social sciences
  • “Wife Inheritance” is a custom that was evident in many Traditional African Communities. However, the custom, which entails a widow being taken over by one of her husband’s brothers or kinsmen upon his death, is today more widespread among the Luo of Kenya. The custom had many important functions and has been sustained mainly by the values attached to it by the Luo people. However, with the changed context, coupled with the wake of democratic values, the upsurge of HIV/AIDS and other… CONTINUE READING
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