This publication comes at a time when we are celebrating 10 years since theThis publication comes at a time when we are celebrating 10 years since thepromulgation of the Constitution of Kenya (2010). There is consensus that it isthe most progressive constitution in the world for protection of human rights andfundamental freedoms as manifested in its bill of rights.
In this issue, we thus share with you our one-year story; the road travelled soIn this issue, we thus share with you our one-year story; the road travelled sofar. In doing so, we hope to signpost where we are headed as we get ready tolaunch the activities for the second year. Yet our success story is also your story. It is with you that we have achieved allthat we see as milestones in the project. We however bear the mis-steps as asole responsibility and promise to correct all that we can, in due course.
Access to justice is a basic principle of the rule of law andAccess to justice is a basic principle of the rule of law andcomponent of justice. It is a right guaranteed under internationalinstruments and the Constitution of Kenya. Accessing justice iscomplex and can be difficult especially for the vulnerable andmarginalized members in the society due to inequality, socioeconomicstatus, gender bias and stereotypes in the justicesystem. I fully appreciate the work done by various entities in thejustice system in promoting access to justice in their variousspheres. The academy plays a pivotal role in access to justice asit is through its training that lives of those responsible foradministering justice is initially shaped.