Welcome To Kituo Cha Sheria
Kituo Cha Sheria (KITUO) is a human rights non-governmental organization. It was founded on 9th July 1973 as Kituo cha Mashauri by advocates who were committed to helping the disadvantaged and poor people who could not afford the cost of legal services. It is the first legal aid Centre established in Kenya. In 1989, the name was changed to Kituo Cha Sheria, Legal Advice Centre, now “The Centre for Legal empowerment,” and a secretariat established with full time staff. KITUO is largely supported by development partners. The organization nonetheless gets support across the country from Volunteer advocates in terms of their professional services.
KITUO’s services are provided to the poor and marginalized through various strategies, which include but not limited to provision of legal advice, legal representation, litigation, and community mobilization and organization. KITUO’s headquarters is in Nairobi but has a branch office in Jogoo Road and a regional office in Mombasa.
To empower the poor and the marginalized people to effectively access justice and realize their human and people’s rights through; advocacy, networking, lobbying, legal aid, legal education, representation and research.
A Society of JUSTICE and EQUITY for All
Strengthening human resources development and management systems
‘The first step of being a refugee is accepting who you are...’ these were the words of one Pierre at the business forum held on 17th June, 2015 at the University of Nairobi. The world refugee day was passed by the UN general assembly by resolution 55/76 in 2001 as a commemoration of the 1951 convention relating to the status of refugees. Historically speaking the world has had refugees since the World War 1. The refugee situation has spread throughout the world in the past years. As of 2015 there were about 0.75% of refugees in the world which essentially is one in every 133 people.
“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.”
It is in this mission that Kituo Cha Sheria on Friday, May, 29, 2015 carried out a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity at the Thogoto Home for the Aged in Kikuyu, Kiambu County. Led by Kituo Cha Sheria’s Executive Director Ms. Gertrude Angote and a Board member John Chigiti, entire staff of head office and Jogoo Road offices spent the day trimming the fence, slashing and doing general cleaning of the entire compound of the home. Others assisted in heightening the hygiene through washing of the clothes, personal effects and nails trimming. KITUO prepared delicacies that were shared among the staff, various invited guest and the home residents. An external professional team also carried out physiotherapy.