Waste Management and Climate Change in Kenya – The Nexus(By Richard Ondimu and Tasneem Pirbhai)

Waste Management and Climate Change in Kenya – The Nexus(By Richard Ondimu and Tasneem Pirbhai)

Garbage. We all have it and in one way or another, we all dispose of it.  Unfortunately, in Kenya, waste management isn’t our strongest fete. We live in a filthy environment both in rural and urban settlements. People dispose of waste either by burning it – which ends up releasing poisonous and harmful gases into the atmosphere, or by dumping it into rivers. Even for those who dispose of it into dustbins, they relieve themselves of all liability for it once it is out of sight. After all, out of sight, out of mind, right? However, where exactly does this...

Strathmore Law Clinic graduates first Cohort of Paralegals

Strathmore Law Clinic graduates first Cohort of Paralegals

Conceived as an idea by student-clinicians of the Strathmore Law Clinic, Sheria Mashinani was officially launched on 8th February 2019. The conception of the initiative was anchored and motivated by the Law Clinic’s longstanding objective of maximizing its impact in Kibra through the provision of accurate legal information. Sheria Mashinani was envisioned as a “training for trainers” culminating in the graduation of paralegals. In conjunction with CrimeSiPoa, the Strathmore Law Clinic recruited 40 youth leaders from all 13 villages in Kibra. Over a 14 week period, they were equipped with knowledge from various areas of law including criminal procedure, human...

Sheria Mashinani Graduates First Cohort

Sheria Mashinani Graduates First Cohort

On 2nd November 2019, the graduation for the first Sheria Mashinani training cohort took place. This came as no surprise; given 2019 has been quite a zestful year for the program. The program stemmed from a partnership between Crime Si Poa and Strathmore Law Clinic that aimed at extending legal empowerment to informal settlements of Kenya. The goal was to combat crime within the communities by equipping the youth with necessary knowledge on criminal and business laws. To this end, a manual addressing different areas of the law; like criminal Procedure, basic human rights, labor laws and the law on...