As part of Kituo Cha Sheria’s strategy to build a movement of prison paralegals who would help sensitise communities on legal issues, the AGCP Department organised a one-week training for 35 paralegals at the Naivasha Medium Prison.
The training that targeted 30 mid and long serving inmates and 5 prison wardens majorly focused on Criminal Law. Among the topics that the paralegals were capacity built on included: Paralegalism, Introduction to Law, Introduction to Criminal Procedure, the Trial Process, Rules of Evidence Pre & Post Sentencing Proceedings, Drafting and the Appellate Jurisdiction.
The training culminated to a graduation ceremony for the 35 paralegals and during which they were issued certificates and identification badges. The ceremony also doubled as the official launch of the Naivasha Prison Justice Centre and which was built and furnished by KITUO through the support of the Netherlands Embassy in Kenya.
Among the items delivered at the Prison Justice Centre included a professional high back armchair, a professional desk, an HP printer, a desktop computer and a 3-seater professional steel reception bench. During the graduation ceremony, the prison paralegals committed to use the knowledge gained to help their colleagues and some of who they revealed do not have basic legal knowledge.