Kituo Cha Sheria (Kituo) on Tuesday, 15, September 2016 held a one day FREE LEGAL AID CLINIC at the head office. The objective was to reach out to many poor Kenyans with legal problems but cannot afford the high fees charged by legal professionals. Kituo has mapped out core areas in which her mandate extends and this includes land, housing, labour, succession and forced migration.
The noble endeavor presented an opportunity to interact with poor and deserving Kenyans who find justice expensive to attain. The event also created a platform for Kituo advocates, volunteer advocates, paralegals and clients to celebrate the 47th Anniversary of the organisation in a unique way, offering Legal advice to the poor ‘common mwananchi’ and planting trees within the compound.
The Clinic assisted a total of 64 clients, 49 men and 15 women. Of these 27 had labour related matters, 1 had a housing related matter, 13 land and succession and 23 had Legal issues on human rights violations.
During such events Kituo welcomes volunteer advocates and various practicing lawyers as well as the Students Association for Legal Aid and Research (SALAR) from Nairobi University to assist. The lawyers interview the clients and offer appropriate advice. If need be a follow up process is initiated through appointments.
The occasion was also graced by the Kituo Cha Sheria founder member Steve Adere and the Chair of the Board of Directors Mr. Justus Munyithya who were welcomed by the Executive Director Dr. Annette Mbogoh. A birthday cake was also cut and shared between the participants.
Finally the invited guests together with members of staff participated in a tree planting exercise to mark the occasion. 5 seedlings were planted by Kituo founder member, Board members, Clients, Paralegals and the secretariat.
We continue to provide legal empowerment to the poor and marginalized to realize our vision of a society of Justice and equity for all.