Court name
Supreme Court of Uganda
Case number
Civil Appeal-2017/29
Judgment date
17 January 2019

Nalumansi v Kasande & 2 Ors (Civil Appeal-2017/29) [2019] UGSC 2 (17 January 2019);

Cite this case
[2019] UGSC 2
Short summary:
Civil Procedure, Family Law
Headnote and holding:

The court held that as long as the marriage
between the appellant and the deceased was
recognized as a valid marriage in the UK
where it was celebrated, that marriage is
recognized as valid in Uganda. That the
deceased did not have the capacity to enter a
valid customary marriage with the first
respondent. That a general rule is that a spouse
who is prima facie separated from the other as
a member of the same household is not entitled
to any interest in the estate in case the other
spouse dies intestate.