Lamu, KENYA: Hundreds of Lamu residents on Tuesday turned up to receive free legal advice offered by various lawyers from Lamu and Malindi at the Lamu Fort and Hindi prison grounds respectively.
The programme under the Legal Awareness Week, is the first of its kind to be held in Lamu by the Lamu Law Courts in Partnership with the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), Malindi Branch.
The exercise saw locals faced with different cases including child molestation and land suits receive free legal advice on how well to go about their cases and receive the required justice by law.
According to Lamu Senior Resident magistrate Njeri Thuku,the exercise is of great help to those who haven’t been able to acquire legal representation for lack of funds to do so.
Prisoners in various prisons in Lamu and Hindi towns also got the rare chance to interact with lawyers and receive legal advice on how to pursue their cases.
“We have people who for one reason or the other have not been able to reach the courts concerning their issues; that is why the LSK came up with this particular exercise. We have been giving them legal advice on the various cases and issues presented. We have also done the same for prisoners who needed to appeal their cases and have helped them know how to go about it,”said Thuku.