It has become a common practice for people to fight and prevent a man’s widow from inheriting the husband’s property with the pretext that they are protecting the culture. Because of the importance and frequency of dilemmas like this, this lesson will unravel the complexities and then state a clear position looking at the Manyu culture, American law and biblical exposition.
It is always mind boggling why when a couple does not have children, it is only the woman who is accused of infertility or sterility. Why can’t it be the man? If it was a western man, he will exonerate the woman by telling people that he is the cause of their infertility, but the African man will die with it because of the stigma that goes with male impotency. While the African woman would not stay in a home if the man told her that he cannot conceive children, the Western woman would because some of them even make up their minds never to have kids. That is why you will see an African man and a western woman with no children and there is no drama. So when he dies, these greedy men and women will jump out from their hiding bushes to tell her that she did not have a child with the man, so she cannot inherit his property. That is not our culture! Furthermore, marriage is not for children, neither do children in a home established authenticity of matrimony.
St Arrey of Ntenako