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Kenyan court rules against separate Islamic tribunals

May 25, 2010

A three-judge court in Kenya has ruled against official acceptance of the Islamic system of kadhi court. The kadhi courts, which are intended for use only by Muslims, apply the principles of shari'a law. The Kenyan judges ruled that the application of religious law to civil affairs is inappropriate in a secular country.


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  • Posted by: happyseaotter8027 - May. 26, 2010 1:19 AM ET USA

    Whew! I'm pleased that Sharia Law is not going to be accepted in Kenya. Kenyan women (and men) can breathe a bit easier now.