ABC News on Kenya’s Prison Paralegals

Australia’s ABC News has captured the groundbreaking work of Global Legal Empowerment Network member Kituo cha Sheria in the prison system in Kenya. The program, Foreign Correspondent, shows prisoner paralegals working to bring justice for those wrongly imprisoned – often without trial.

Kituo’s Aimee Ongeso told the filmmakers: “It is very challenging to go into areas that are seen as do not touch by the rest of the community, but when you come to a group of people who are ready to be empowered, who take up the knowledge with a thirst that you’ve never seen before and are actually implementing the knowledge that you give them, it’s fulfilling. When you’re a human being, you’re a human being irrespective of whether you’re a prisoner or not. So access to justice is a long journey, it is difficult but there is hope”.

Watch the program on ABC News Australia.

October 7, 2014 | ABC News

Region: Kenya