The bill, sponsored by MP Peter Kaluma, only allows children sired by the deceased to get a share of the wealth but locks out partners who are not legally married.
Mr Kaluma welcomed the signing of the bill into law, saying that girlfriends who had been waiting to benefit from family property now "stand barred".
Some Kenyans online celebrated the signing of the law with this tweeter saying there would be no more traps:
Law of succession Bill 2019, signed locking out concubines/slayqueens from inheriting deceased property. Only their children can inherit.— John Chege (@johnchege) November 17, 2021
No more "I am pregnant Traps."😅👏👍 pic.twitter.com/LhXzCphE3d
Akinyi Abong'o tweeted that there would be no joyriders in wealth acquisition:
Legally married wives with husbands who are wealthy must be smiling after the President assented the amendment of the succession law bill, no joy riders to any wealth you didn’t help sow.— Akinyi Abong’o (@Akinyi19Abongo) November 17, 2021