Prison paralegals qualify to offer legal aid…
Kituo Cha Sheria today 23, February 2018 conducted a colorful graduation ceremony that saw a team of 40 prison paralegals comprising of inmates and prison constables awarded certificates and graduate after a week-long intensive paralegal training at the Lang’ata Women’s prison.
The eventful ceremony was presided over by Kituo’s Executive Director, Ms Gertrude Angote, Kituo board member John Chigiti, volunteer advocates, probation officer, Lang’ata Women’s Prison officers among other dignitaries.
One of the goals of Kituo’s prison paralegal trainings is to decongest correctional facilities by empowering the prisoners and remandees on self-representation in court, how to adduce evidence if any, how to cross examine witnesses, how to write their submissions, how to make mitigation statements, how to make interim applications such as those for bond, bail, and making applications for Community Service Order.
We celebrate the qualified prison paralegals and encourage the prison paralegals to use the knowledge acquired to provide legal services to the other inmates and for self representation to ensure justice is accorded.
Kudos graduands, Viva KITUO!