Although ‘access to justice for all’ is enshrined in the Kenyan constitution, due to poverty and lack of resources this is still not a reality for many people.

In 2016, CLEAR provided legal advice and/or representation to 2191 new clients which were identified as being in greatest need and as having no access to justice. CLEAR’s priority is to help those who cannot help, or speak up for, themselves. Frequently such case work involves working for widows in relation to inheritance and land disputes, child maintenance cases and individual criminal matters.

CLEAR offers legal advice through its walk-in legal centres, and where necessary, provides court representation throughout the legal process. All of these clients would otherwise not have the means to afford a legal advice or representation.