Legal Aid in Kenya
Kituo Cha Sheria on 22nd of November 2017 conducted a FREE legal aid clinic in Wote, Makueni County. Kituo’s Legal Aid and Education Department (LAED) officers together with the newest members of our Volunteer Advocates’ Scheme from Makueni County on this day attended to a total of forty one (41) clients who sought legal assistance on land, labour and housing matters.
The legal aid clinic came a day after a public interest litigation caucus with volunteer advocates in Makueni.
The caucus was aimed at identifying public interest cases in the region and discussing co-operation with the volunteer advocates in filing the cases. A total of eight (8) advocates agreed to register with Kituo as volunteer advocates to serve Makueni county residents on legal matters. The recruitment came after Kituo’s Legal Aid and Education Department noted that more often clients from Makueni County travel all the way to our Nairobi offices seeking legal services mainly on land, succession, family and labour related issues. Kituo 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.