On the International Human Rights Day -10 December –and as the World marked the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Kituo Cha Sheria held a one day FREE LEGAL AID CLINIC at the Head Office in Nairobi. The day’s event was the last legal clinic for the year 2018 and presented an opportunity to interact with the public Kituo serves. Kituo continues to provide legal empowerment to the poor and marginalized.
Kituo also hosted Mr. Andreas Kahler from Misereor during the day’s event who was on a visit to Kenyan Misereor partners as well as relevant civil society actors in Nairobi. 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, Meru and Nyandarua. The annual end-of-year event is normally dedicated to giving a chance to the large number of clients that Kituo may not be able to accommodate in its 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.