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
June 26th was The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and Kituo Cha Sheria joined the Kamukunji Community Justice Centre at the historic Kamukunji grounds to commemorate the day. This day gives us the opportunity to stand united and remind the world that torture is a cruel violation of human rights and the day’s main agenda was access to justice for torture victims. Kituo advocates were joined by paralegals from Kibera and Korogocho Community Justice Centers in conducting a free legal aid clinic.
On Thursay 9th 2015 Kituo Cha Sheria turned 42! In celebration of our Anniversary and the 42 years of access to justice we were joined by members, past and present and most of our stakeholders like the community representatives, our development partners, volunteer advocates and government agencies at the Laico Regency, Nairobi.
The colorful celebrations also included a public lecture on “Using Technology to promote Access to Justice” and the Launch of our Strategic Plan (2015-2019) themed “Towards Legal Aid, Legal Empowerment and Social Justice”.
Joining us for the conference included Kituo’s Chairman Mr. Anthony Mulekyo, the Executive