Kituo cha Sheria conducted 3-days free legal aid clinic in support of the Korogocho Community Justice Centre. The legal aid forums took place from the 23rd-25th November 2016 and were aimed at providing free legal aid services to the community as well as educating them on the justice system.
Kituo advocates and paralegals attended to a total of 182 Clients (79 female and 103 male) who sought and got legal advice on various issues. Participants were drawn from the 9 villages of Korogocho, namely:- Korogocho A & B, Kisumu Ndogo, Gitathuru, Highridge, Grogon A & B, Ngomongo, Ngunyumu and Nyayo. Also in attendance were local administrative officials and the Kenya Police.Speaking at the opening day of the forum; the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) from the Kamukunji Police Station explained the role of the police in the justice system to the participants and emphasized the importance of members of the community to working together for a better society.
This activity was attended by representatives from; International Justice Mission (IJM), National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE), Local Administration, Ward Administrators, Probation office Makadara, Nyumba Kumi (security at the village level) and the residents’ association.