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Legal Aid Regulatory Framework in Kenya

Legal Aid Regulatory Framework in Kenya

Civil Society Organizations had been offering legal aid in Kenya even before a legal framework was put in place. The legislation therefore did not initiate legal aid but came in to provide a framework for what was already taking place.

What is Legal Aid?

Legal aid refers to any kind of legal assistance that is offered to a person who cannot afford to pay for such services. This assistance can be in form of advice, legal representation in court, assistance in resolving a dispute out of court or drafting court documents for filing in court.

What is Legal Aid?
Our Legal Aid Clinic Program

Our Legal Aid Clinic Program

- By M C Getanda; Chair Public Law

As a Faculty of Law, we are prepared to produce lawyers who are aware that being a lawyer is not only a profession but a calling.

The Shape and Future of Legal Aid in Kenya: Prospects and Challenges

- By Muriuki Muriungi, Lecturer, UoN, Head of Legal Consulting, KMK Africa Law Advocates

Legal aid is central to realization of human rights including citizens’ rights enshrined under the Constitution 2010.

The Shape and Future of Legal Aid in Kenya: Prospects and Challenges
A lawyer’s experience and reflections on legal aid

A lawyer’s experience and reflections on legal aid

- By Muinde Njoroge, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

With a population of 50 Million Kenyans, the need for provision of legal services by the available 17, 000 Advocates is overwhelming. Using these figures as a base, the ratio between Mwananchi and wakili is roughly 1: 2042. Such a ratio presents a high demand for legal services among the Kenyan population.

Use Of Informal Justice Systems To Enhance Access To Justice For The Marginalized

- By Alvin Kosgei, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

Access to justice is a term that philosophically goes beyond access to courts for dispute resolution and conflict management. Properly understood, it entails the ease with which ordinary citizens can make use of the law. Under this understanding, a plethora of opportunities open up.

Use Of Informal Justice Systems To Enhance Access To Justice For The Marginalized

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