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Kituo Cha Sheria in conjunction with UNHCR KENYA and International Rescue Committee successfully empowered 40 community members. 30 of these were awarded certificates because they successfully completed the training. The colorful ceremony was presided over by UNHCR representatives Agnes Mutele and Sophie Mbui, Kituo’s Executive Director Gertrude N Angote and representative from various partners.
The training dubbed Community Based Protection Paralegal Training which commenced on Tuesday, May, 3, 2016 took place at the Nomad Palace Hotel, Eastleigh, Nairobi. It was geared towards empowering community leaders and representatives to assist the larger community in addressing certain challenges they face in their quest to access justice. The community leaders comprised of urban refugees from various countries and Kenyans. The rigorous training captured: Basics of Human Rights; Overview of Paralegalism (Legal Aid Act, 2016);Introduction to Civil, Criminal and Evidence Law; Human Trafficking and Smuggling; Structure and Jurisdiction of Courts in Kenya & the Trial Process; Child Based Protection; Durable Solutions; Introduction to Forced Migration; Refugee Act, 2006; Refugee Rights, Duties and Offences; Legal framework on Refugee Law; Refugee Status Determination; Refugee Identification Documents; National security vis-à-vis Refugee Rights and Categories at Risk in the Refugee Context.
It was a great undertaking as representatives from UNHCR KENYA,International Rescue Committee, REFUGEE CONSORTIUM OF KENYA (RCK), Heshima Kenya, HIAS Africa; Department of Refugee Affairs – DRA,kenya, among other peer organisations embarked upon various topics within their mandate and experience with the refugees’ community. “With the knowledge we have gained, we commit to serve and change our communities through peaceful and cohesive existence,” assured the trained paralegals. Together we celebrate the paralegals

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  1. Comfort C. K. Zingbey May 30, 2017 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Hi There, I am in love with the program and interested in participating in the training of paralegal but are you accepting participant from the Republic of Liberia or will there be another training?

  2. James Muriuki Njue October 25, 2018 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Fi admire what u are doing to educate these paralegals. All I do like is to wish u well in this noble responsibility. The other issue is,for one interested in this kind of training,how do I get an opportunity? Kindly advise, considering some of us do not have qualifications to join the existing training institutions. Thanks n look forward 4 u r response.

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