Laws of Kenya

What you should know

Traffic Laws


Rule 12(1)(b) – Learner driving without “L” plates on the front

and rear – Kshs 1,000.

Criminal Law


A demonstration is an action by a mass group or collection

of groups of people in favor of a political cause.

Law of Succession


Law of succession, also referred to as the law of inheritance

i.e. transmission of property rights from the dead to the living.



Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring interests

in land from one person to another.

Family Law


Differences between different types of marriages include:

Monogamy and Polygamy.

Sexual Offences Law


This is when a person unlawfully penetrates the genital

organs of another person with;

Our Training Program

The first Sheria Mashinani cohort is the product of a partnership between Strathmore Law Clinic, Crime Si Poa, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR)Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) and the Nairobi Law Monthly under the vision: Access to Legal Information for all.
The program was divided into two phases: a training program and an outreach program. The first phase entailed interactive learning class sessions so as to equip the trainees with legal information and empower them to host legal awareness sessions within their own communities and in most instances, act as a voice for the community in interactions with players in the criminal justice system for impactful interventions on issues facing society. Having successfully completed the first phase, the partners embarked on the outreach program. In these sessions, the beneficiaries addressed legal issues facing their communities and offered free legal information to their fellow residents.

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    What people say..

    “The training program helped me improve my confidence and communication skills due to the interactive class sessions we always had. I now feel equipped and I am looking forward to using the knowledge gained to educate more youth from my community by organizing open forums where the youth can freely express themselves and be agents of the change we really need.”My biggest take away is that I am now able to help on arising matters in my community relating to law.


    “The program was a great experience, especially getting to learn, share ideas and interact with people from different places. I added knowledge to what I know. My future plan is now to educate more people and create legal awareness everywhere.”


    “The program was so interesting and I really enjoyed the teachings. The topics that captivated me most were Sexual offences, Eviction, Rights of arrested persons and Labour laws. This is because these are the areas that my community members daily face challenges in. I was therefore so keen to gain the knowledge and pass it to them so as to free them from abuse.”Thank you for the opportunity to learn.


    “My greatest experience was meeting new friends and learning a lot from each and every one of them. The teachers were so friendly and very clear in each and every topic that they covered. Whatever we did not understand they were always available to make it clear to us.”


    “My experience with Sheria Mashinani was awesome and I feel privileged to be part of the team. It was a great experience to get to learn Law. Thank you to the entire Sheria Mashinani team for the opportunity.”


    “My general experience under the program has been positive. I am now able to help on matters arising in my community relating to law and that for me is my biggest take away. My future plans are to organize forums where we can meet community members, get their experiences, share our knowledge and also sensitize them on some basic laws that they are not aware of.”


    “The session was awesome; it enabled us to bond and to gain knowledge on some of the basics of law. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate Sheria Mashinani at 8. Thank you for the opportunity.”


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