The Nakuru Legal Aid Centre provides assistance on legal matters and access to justice to vulnerable and marginalized residents of Nakuru County.
The Nakuru Legal Aid Centre (NLAC) was established in the year 2019 to address gaps in the provision of legal aid to vulnerable and marginalized residents of Nakuru County. It is a model center that seeks to provide or facilitate the provision of legal aid to people who, because of poverty and marginalization, are unable to engage meaningfully with legal processes such as commencing and prosecuting claims in court, presenting criminal complaints, pursuing administrative processes, participating in governance and legislative affairs, among others.
NLAC was set up by the Center for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance (CEDGG) as the focal point for meeting these needs with Support from the European Union through the UNDP –Amkeni Wakenya Project under the PLEAD Program. Through the Centre, CEDGG hopes to contribute to realization of the Right to Access to Justice as guaranteed by Article 48 of the Constitution of Kenya 201o, Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goal 16 by enabling Communities to understand and use laws, policies, programs and institutions to reduce vulnerabilities, pursue justice and promote rule of law.
To promote access to justice for the poor and vulnerable groups through awareness creation, coaching on self-representation and provision of legal aid support.
1. To increase awareness on the legal aid schemes and existing opportunities for the poor and the vulnerable people to access justice.
2. To provide and promote quality, effective and timely legal assistance and advice for the poor, marginalized and vulnerable groups in Nakuru County.
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