Kituo cha Sheria on Tuesday- 3rd March, 2020 hosted the team of Ms. Monica Nthiga, Director of Implementation and Ms. Staicy Gitau, Engagement and Support Officer from Ushahidi at the Head office, Nairobi. Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, is a technology-social enterprise founded in 2008. The technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team has partnered with Kituo since 2016 working on the M-Haki-‘Haki Mkononi’ deployment.
Ushahidi provides software and services to Kituo for the M-Haki SMS legal advice platform. The team met with Kituo officers- Valarie Ang’awa, Martha Ogutu, Anthony Kirima, Janet Kosgei and Tracey Wachira- working on the M-Haki project. The meeting presented an opportunity for the visiting team to present the enhanced M-Haki platform to Kituo staff; review the M-Haki enhancements and to receive contributions and views from Kituo programmes staff on the M-Haki enhancements.
M-Haki is primarily an innovative technology platform intended to bridge the gap between the justice champions in law firms and the poor people in order to reduce the costs and logistical barriers towards accessing justice.
Since inception, the M-Haki innovation has received international recognition; from 29th March to 2nd May 2019, KITUO participated in the World Justice Challenge during the World Justice Forum in The Hague, Netherlands. The M-Haki innovation was shortlisted by the World Justice Project from over 250 applications and showcased as one of 30 successful solutions that deliver justice and strengthen the rule of law during the World Justice Forum in The Hague.
Members of the public can receive legal advice and information by simply sending an SMS to 0700777333 and view the website at www.m-haki.co.ke