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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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.