Kituo Holds Legal Aid Clinics in Trans-Nzoia and Uasin Gishu Counties
Kituo Cha Sheria from the 20th-27th May, 2018 conducted a series of legal aid clinics in Kitale, Endebess, Kambi-Suwerwa and Eldoret in Trans-Nzoia and Uasin Gishu Counties.
Kituo Cha Sheria legal officers undertook the activities in partnership with local Volunteer Advocates based in the 2 Counties for the empowerment and building of capacity of indigent clients through provision of legal aid services. Kituo Cha Sheria also further partnered with the Volunteer Advocates in identifying and formulating other legal issues in the areas for future action through strategic litigation and other means of intervention.
Kituo Cha Sheria has also been involved in Alternative Justice Systems (AJS) activities within Endebess and the surrounding areas with an aim of providing a safe space in order to address the past, the present and possible future conflicts through a participatory approach that incorporates dialogue, builds trust as well as capacity building. This process has helped the IDPs, victims, stakeholders and host communities to identify their strengths as well as their capacity to transform into a stage of self-mobilization. This component was also incorporated in the activities that took place in Endebess and Kambi-Suwerwa.
Kituo Cha Sheria has noted that more often clients from fur-flung areas of the country travel to our Nairobi offices seeking legal services. It is for this reason that Kituo sought to revamp and energize the Volunteer Advocates’ scheme in the Counties of Trans-Nzoia and Uasin Gishu in order to ensure better access to justice by residents. Kituo Cha Sheria continues to engage and recruit volunteer advocates in almost all the 47 counties in Kenya to assist the organization reach its clientele from these far-flung areas. The activities were led by the legal team of Rhoda Maina and Ephraim Kayere.