Law Clinic Students hold a Legal clinic at Nairobi West Prison
In this month of November, Strathmore Law Clinic members participated in a legal clinic held at Nairobi West Prison, in collaboration with the Nafisika Trust and advocates from Ashitiva and Co. Advocates providing pro bono services.
The Strathmore Law Clinic, under Strathmore University Law School, is a student driven initiative to enhance legal awareness and access to justice in Kenya. Nafisika Trust is a non-profit organisation working in prison rehabilitation and the reintegration of inmates into society upon release. With this in mind, the partnership between the Law school clinic and Nafisika Trust is set to provide information sessions in prisons in order to provide legal awareness and advice to inmates.
On its inaugural session, brief presentations made by members of the law clinic and the advocates from the law firm, focused on questions of concerns sent by inmates on constitutional and criminal law issues. The session was followed by a question and answer period where the inmates had the opportunity to table further questions to the members present. The questions ranged from traffic rules, to court procedures, tackling aspects of applying judicial review and submitting appeals.
The clinic ended with inmates requesting clinic members to organize more of such forums, to tackle the numerous legal questions at hand.
Article by law student Maureen Gathoni.