Kituo Conducts End Year Free Legal Aid Clinic
Kituo is driven to offer free legal aid which is essential to guaranteeing equal access to justice for all. Kituo has conducted various free legal Aid clinics where Kituo invites volunteer advocates and various practicing lawyers to convene so as to offer legal aid services to clients who otherwise find it expensive to engage a lawyer in their quest for justice. The lawyers attend to all the clients regardless of their gender, economic status, age, and ethnicity by interviewing and offering appropriate advice.
On Monday, 27th November, 2017, Kituo held a one day FREE LEGAL AID CLINIC at the Head Office.
During the legal aid clinic Kituo Cha Sheria also gladly hosted our partners-Ms. Antje Hauten and Ms. Caroline Lunani from Misereor who visited Kituo for a progress update. We have mapped out core areas in which our mandate extends. This includes land, housing, labour, succession and forced migration. The annual event was the last legal clinic for the year 2017 and presented an opportunity to interact with the public Kituo serves. We continue to provide legal empowerment to the poor and marginalized. The much awaited endeavor attracted clients from all over Kenya who thronged Kituo’s head office as early as 6.30 am. Clients were given legal assistance free of charge with people coming from as far as Kajiado, Bungoma, Laikipia, Machakos and Nakuru. The event is normally dedicated to giving a chance to the large number of clients that Kituo may not be able to accommodate in our daily busy schedule.
During such events Kituo welcomes volunteer advocates and various practicing lawyers as well as University of Nairobi’s Student’s Association for Legal Aid and Research (SALAR) to convene so as to offer Legal Aid services to various clients who otherwise find it very expensive to engage a lawyer in their quest for justice. The lawyers interview the clients and offer appropriate advice. If need be a follow up process is initiated through appointments.