Mombasa Legal Aid Activity with LawQuery
Kituo cha Sheria joined other civil society organizations from the 13th to 17th March 2017 for joint legal aid activities in all sub counties in Mombasa County. The free legal aid clinics were conducted after an earlier fact-finding mission was carried out in February 2017 which involved establishing issues of challenge that require legal intervention.
The legal aid clinics were held in Nyali, Likoni, Jomvu, Kisauni, Changamwe and Mvita sub counties of Mombasa County.
Taking part in the activities were LawQuery, the Children’s Department, Association of Professional Counselors, the University of Nairobi, Mombasa Law Society, Ombudsman, NALEP, CLEAR, and FIDA-Kenya. Also represented were the Judiciary, Probation Services Department, NSSF, IEBC, NHIF, EACC and various government officers from the local administration. The Clinics kicked off on 13th March 2017 at Kengeleni Stage in Nyali Sub County; 14th March at the ACK Guest House in Likoni Sub County; 15th March in Jomvu Sub County and the 16th March, 2017 at Frere Playground in Kisauni Sub County.
The 17th of March 2017 was the final day which saw residents receiving free legal advice at the Chief’s office in Changamwe Sub County from lawyers present.
Kituo’s coast regional office was able to receive 69 clients from the 5-day activities which saw our officers offer free legal aid and consultation to residents of Mombasa. The legal aid activities created great awareness on the functions and mandate of Kituo and our efforts in promoting access to justice and equality for all.