Kituo Cha Sheria trains Persons Living with Disabilities (PLwDs)
Kituo cha Sheria trained a group of 24 persons living with disabilities (PLwDs) in Nairobi.The paralegals for disabilities training workshop in partnership with the Kenya Union of the Blind (KUB) took place from the 3rd to 7th June, 2019 at Pompeo Place Embakasi, Nairobi. Participants at the training workshop covered; introduction to basic disability rights and fundamental freedoms (Chapter 4-CoK 2010); introduction to legal instruments on disability (International, National and County Based); legal implications of violations of disability rights; abuse of rights: definition, causes, manifestation and prevention; responding to cases of abuse of rights and case management. Kituo officers also took participants through introduction to paralegalism and guiding principles for paralegals; community based response systems of rights abuse and facilitating access to justice; information on related critical agencies that monitor and report on violations of disability rights- KNCHR, NGEC, ICJ, LSK. Kituo undertook the 5-days training together with the Kenya Union of the Blind (KUB). KUB is the national organization of the Blind and Partially Sighted established in 1960 under the Societies’ Ordinance Act of 1952 of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. KUB works to promote the social inclusion of persons with visual impairments through uniting and empowering them as well as advocating for their rights; with a vision of creating a barrier free society in which persons with visual impairments enjoy full and equal opportunities. Kituo committed to pursue further partnerships aimed at empowering persons living with disabilities in Kenya in pursuit of access to justice and equity for all.