Paralegal Training Empowers Inmates to Represent Themselves and Others in Court

The BBC highlights a program by the Kenyan legal empowerment organization Kituo cha Sheria to provide legal training to inmates so they can represent themselves and others in formal judicial proceedings. The majority of defendants in Kenya are not offered legal representation in court, a denial of their right to a fair trial. Kituo’s program, which began in 2007 at Shimo La Tewa Prison, now encompasses four prisons and its paralegals have won over 3,500 appeals so far.  The achievements of the initiative demonstrate the key role paralegals can play in the administration of justice.

July 24, 2013 | Namati