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Strathmore Law Clinic holds session in Kibera Slums

Strathmore Law Clinic holds session in Kibera Slums

On the 26th of May 2018 at the Shofco Community Hall, in Kibera, the Strathmore Law Clinic and the Youth Safety Awareness Initiative (an NGO more commonly known as ‘Crime Si Poa’), conducted a street law session aimed at empowering the residents of Kibera with an in-depth understanding of the rights of arrested persons and the measures to take when such rights are either threatened or violated.

The session brought together residents from Kibera, the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA), and the National Police Service and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP); institutions which play a vital role to play in the protection and the promotion of the rights of arrested persons.

Given the amount of effort that each one of the represented institutions put into this session by explaining their role in criminal justice, why and how the residents should reach out to them, and by answering their residents; it is the Strathmore Law Clinicians’ strong belief that, as the residents of Kibera left Shofco Community Hall that day, they were empowered with the legal capacity to ensure that their rights, especially the rights of arrested persons, are protected.