, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 – The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) has partnered with the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) to advance Public Interest Litigation and promote Alternative Dispute Resolutions mechanisms among Resident Associations in Kenya.
Under the partnership, LSK and KARA have agreed to forge a working arrangement on areas of mutual interest which include: Facilitating Public Interest Litigation and advocacy on areas of common interest; promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution and mediation as a means of addressing conflicts; capacity building and technical assistance on matters of law and promoting public awareness and education on legal issues.
Speaking during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) earlier this week, KARA CEO Henry Ochieng said that the partnership is timely and will go a long way in enabling the two organizations achieve their respective mandates.
“The MoU provides a framework through which KARA and LSK can build synergy on areas of mutual interest and roll out activities that are beneficial to our respective constituents and the wider public. We look forward to working closely especially on areas of Public Interest Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution” Ochieng added.
Mercy Wambua, LSK CEO welcomed the partnership and said that LSK is happy to partner with KARA on initiatives that will have positive impact on the society. “We are aware of the key role Resident Associations play on issues such as protection of public spaces at the neighborhood level and we will work together in building their capacity and providing necessary legal aid and information to enhance their work” she added.
The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) is the umbrella body representing the voice and proactive action of Resident Associations on consumers and taxpayers rights countrywide while the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is Kenya’s premier Bar Association, with membership of all practicing advocates, currently numbering in excess of the thirteen thousand.