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Council of Governors participates in the Legal Awareness Week - 2017

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The Council of Governors (COG) took part in the Legal Awareness week to educate the public on devolved functions and its mandate.
Through its 18 technical Committees, the Council of Governors’ aim was to educate the public on what the public should expect from their respective County Governments and the extent to which County Governments can function on the devolved functions especially the shared functions.
Speaking to the Council of Governors staff at the COG stand, the Chief Guest, Chair of the National Legal Aid Service, Ms. Nalima Malik, could not hide her excitement on what the Council of Governors and the County Governments are doing at their level. “The Council of Governors and the County Governments in General are doing a great job,” she commented. Members of the public visited the stand in large numbers to get information on different devolved functions such as Health, Agriculture, Education, Natural Resource Management, and what they could fully hold their County Governments responsible for. The public so far is well pleased with what County Governments are doing to ensure the dream of devolution is a reality in Kenya. The president of the Law Society of Kenya, Isaac E.N Okere also expressed his appreciation of the work being done by the Council of Governors.
The Law Society of Kenya has organised and held the Legal Awareness week annually for decades in Kenya. This year the Legal awareness was held on the week of 25th to 29th September under the theme: “Safeguarding Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms through Improved Law Enforcement.” The event has always and was open to public who received legal advice from the different organisations, law firms and lawyers present. The legal advice was mostly on Land cases, Human Rights Violation, Family Law, and Employment among other legal issues. During the Legal Awareness Week, organizations involved in legal work are given the chance to showcase their services with a view to promoting a better understanding by the public of their role. Members of the Law Society of Kenya offer pro bono services to the public, while organisations educate the public on their mandate.

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