This treatise is the first of its kind on the subject, more so the first of is kind because it had an introductory outline of Islamic succession law.
This book is a watershed on topics that has been mostly treated with awe. It has been found to be a simple, analytical restatement of the basic legal principles dotted with hallmark legal decisions reproduced in simple language and constant fluency.
It has been recommended for the international or Kenyan scholar as well those on the bench as well as legal practitioners and law students up to university level and generally those interested in the subject.
It outlines suggestions on burial matters and “Living Wills” and “advance directives”.
The second edition has a section on Alternate Dispute Resolution systems in the context of wills and trusts. In the first edition, the author alluded to the need for a “wills Practitioner”. In this edition he refers to the worldwide Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners” which has already facilitated this in many countries.
He has included a chapter on the law reform scene in Canada in these fields, Human Genetic Intervention, the international scene with regard to the law of wills and trusts, all in the Kenya in context.
This book is “all you wanted to know Wills and Trusts in Kenya but were afraid to ask”!
The first edition has forewords by the then Attorney General of Kenya in 1994, Hon S. Amos Wako EBS EGH MP
At the time of going to press he is still the AG in 2008!