Access to Justice as a right has now been enshrined in the Constitution under Article 48. Chapter Ten of the Constitution envisions the establishment of a responsive Judiciary that enables all to Access Justice.
The Amkeni Wakenya’s Access to Justice Project seeks to promote access to justice for all, especially the poor and marginalised in Kenya.
Specific Objectives under this Strategic Objective include:
1. Enhance citizens’ awareness on the Administration of Justice including among marginalised groups such as women, persons with disabilities and minorities.
2. Promote alternative forms of dispute resolution (e.g. reconciliation, mediation, arbitration) and traditional dispute resolution mechanisms (Community Justice Systems) considering marginalised groups such as women, persons with disabilities and minorities.
3. Facilitate citizen engagement in the enactment of legislative and policy frameworks that guarantee the speedy dispensation justice such as Small Claims Courts, Legal Aid Schemes, among others.
4. Facilitate linkages of citizens in need of justice particularly the poor and marginalised to the relevant organs through referral systems
5. Promote accountability mechanisms to safeguard access to justice for all especially marginalised groups such as women, persons with disabilities and minorities
Amkeni Wakenya’s programme development and implementation of activities is informed and overseen by a dynamic and inclusive governance structure._