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.
Kituo Cha Sheria (Kituo) held her 2015 Annual general Meeting (AGM) on 8th December, 2015, at the Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.
The annual event brought together Members of the Kituo AGM including the Board of Directors, Program heads and representative of staff to receive program and financial reports and the financial audit of the previous year.
Led by the Chair of the Board Advocate Mr. Anthony Mulekyo the Members were taken through programmatic as well as financial reports. The financial Audit of the previous year was also presented to the members. They lauded the effort put in by Kituo members of staff and the Board of Directors throughout the year in pursuit of access to justice for the poor and marginalised people in society.
During the event Ms. Sylvia Owuor, the organization’s Finance Manager, was awarded by the Board, the “Staff of the Year Service Award 2015” for her hard work, dedication and commitment to KITUO, this 2015. In her acceptance short speech she thanks Kituo staff members and especially members of her Finance department for making it possible and promised to work even harder in the coming year for the benefit of the less privileged in society.
The meeting ended at around 2.10pm with each member carrying home a gift voucher as a way of thanking them for their dedication in serving Kituo.
During the 3rd Economic Social and Cultural Rights Lawyer of the Year Awards-2015, Mary Kanini Kitoo – a Legal Officer at Kituo Cha Sheria’s Mombasa Regional Office scooped the 2nd runners up award! She received the certificate and trophy at a colourful event on 7th December, 2015 held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi.
Mary Kitoo is celebrated and her sacrifice recognized as an outstanding Pro BonoLawyer who has excelled in litigating on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
The award is also a recognition for contribution made towards enhancing the jurisprudence, litigation and legal education on economic and social rights.