The Council holds the Coastal Region Legal Aid Clinic at Tononoka Grounds in Mombasa. This is also in the run-up to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to be held in December 3rd.
This legal in clinic main objective is to provide:
- Legal advice services for those having legal matters in court.
- Legal services for those who require legal assistance.
- Complaints management services for those who want to report complaints. Inquiry services for those that want to know more about the Council.
This legal clinic is the second since the pilot in Nairobi, this legal clinic will also inform the development of a proper referral system to handle legal cases and issues brought forward by persons with disabilities, with institutions in the legal front addressing cases that relate to their mandates. The Council is working with different Partners which includes Office of the Ombudsman, FIDA-Kenya, Sheria Mtaani among others.
Executive Director Harun Hassan noted that the Council had taken deliberate efforts to go a step further in easing access to justice for persons with disabilities: from office relocations to putting in place reporting mechanisms, pushing for policy reforms and organizing fora to reach more persons with disabilities across the country. He pledged the Council’s commitment in reinventing its processes to be more impactful and keep the needs of persons with disabilities at the core of its agenda.