KITUO CONDUCTS REFRESHER TRAINING FOR COMMUNITY PARALEGALS IN MOMBASA
Kituo Cha Sheria conducted refresher training for 35 community paralegals in Mombasa County. The activity which took place at the White Rhino Hotel, Tudor- Mombasa County; going on for 4 days, brought together community legal volunteers and human rights defenders from the Kisauni (KICODI) Community Justice Centre in Mombasa. Day 1 of the training covered introduction to paralegalism including qualities and skills of a community paralegal and Sexual and Gender Based Violence. The training was conducted by legal officers from Kituo’s Coast regional office, volunteer advocates and other partners took place from the 14th-20th November 2018. The Kisauni (KICODI) community paralegals were also taken through Alternative Dispute Resolution methods in Kenya i.e. Mediation, Negotiation, Arbitration and Conciliation. ADR and Traditional Dispute Resolution Methods (TDRM) processes contribute to enhanced access to justice by all, and in particular among the poor people; enhanced access to justice also strengthens the rule of law. Another session undertaken was on land and environmental law with participants being taken through the new land laws, types of ownership in land, and an overview on the National Land Commission. Discussions were also on the Environment and Land Court and the procedures therein. The graduating community paralegals were presented with certificates during a ceremony officiated by the Regional office coordinator Dr. Annette Mbogoh and Kituo AGM member Grace Okumu.