, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 25 – The free legal advice week offered by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) kicked off Monday for a period of five days.
While launching the exercise, LSK President Isaac Okero urged members of the public to turn up in large numbers to take advantage of the free legal advice.
The event which was commissioned at Milimani Law Courts will also be observed in other eight branches across the country.
“We urge members of the public to take advantage of this exercise which only takes place once in a year to enable them litigate disputes from a point of knowledge,” he said.
IPOA Chairman Macharia Njeru echoed the sentiments of Okero saying the free legal advice week will play a big role in ensuring that the public obeys the law.
“It is our mandate to provide access to justice to all members of the public and the bar,” he said.
Members of the public are set to benefit on matters that touch on land issues, succession, human rights violations, family law, criminal law, employment, accident compensation among other legal issues.
Nazlim Malik, Chairperson of the National Legal Aid Board also urged advocates to continue providing pro-bono services to members of the public in their quest for justice.