Haki na Sheria is holding a legal aid camp at Garissa law courts to give legal advice and consultations to area residents and to provide pro bono services to cases of community interests.
The civil society body is also doing community sensitization on human rights especially in the interior parts of Garissa County where illiterate levels are very high.
Speaking to press during the exercise, Haki na Sheria’s Programme Manager Ms. Haretha Bulle asked those aggrieved to come up and take advantage of the services being offered.
“We call upon the residents to come and talk to our legal teams who will advise them accordingly. We will take cases which are of interest to us and refer others to the appropriate bodies for further action,” Bulle said.
“We are trying to bridge the gap between the service providers and the people, especially those who are from the far flung areas who do not know where to take their grievances on matters of law,” she added.
Bulle said that there has been rising cases of disappearances, sexual abuse and gender based violence, inheritance disputes and harassment by police in the north eastern region.
By Erick Kyalo