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
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, in 1964 said “There can be no equal justice where the kind of trial a man gets depends on the amount of money he has.”
It is with this kind of motivation that Kituo Cha Sheria (Kituo) continues to provide legal empowerment to the poor and marginalized. Kituo believes and commits that one day everyone in every part of this country- Kenya, regardless of who they are, rich or poor, regardless of any ethnic group, in government or out of government, young or old and regardless of gender shall drink from the same cup of Justice and we shall have A Society of JUSTICE and EQUITY for All!
On Wednesday, May, 6, 2015, Kituo held a one day FREE LEGAL AID CLINIC
Kituo Cha Sheria- Legal Aid Centre extended its’ mission of empowering the poor and the marginalized people to effectively access justice and realize their human and people’s rights through Legal Aid, Legal Education and Legal Representation within Kericho County.
The Legal Aid and Education Program is responsible for handling Kituo’s vast network of Volunteer Advocates (VAs) spanning to various parts of the country. On March, 30, 2015 Kituo lawyers Brenda Dora and Paul Elkington carried out a Volunteer Advocates Recruitment Drive and a free Legal Aid Clinic in Kericho town. The recruitment was successful as it hit the envisioned target. Eighteen (18) new volunteer advocates practicing within the county were recruited.