Distinguish between principal and subsidiary sources of law

Principal sources of law are those sources of law of Kenya applicable throughout Kenya. They regulate all persons in Kenya. Examples include:
• Constitution
• Common law
• Legislation
• Equity
• Statutes of general application
• Caselaw
• Delegated legislation

Subsidiary sources of law are those sources of law which regulate certain transactions of certain peoples of Kenya, for example:
• Islamic law
• Hindu law
• African Customary law.



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