Globally 5.1 billion people lack adequate access to justice. In Kenya alone, 2 in every 3 adult Kenyans (63%) have encountered formalistic and difficult-to-understand legal procedures. 3 to 4 million Kenyans in Nairobi alone have experienced a legal problem in the last 4 years.
As a contribution to the attainment of SDG 10 and 16, Nairobi Legal Insights (NLI) is a social justice project using technology to break the barrier between laypeople and lawyers. We provide simplified legal content in a layperson's language with the goal of empowering the poor and underprivileged people from potential legal liability.
For the past two years we have impacted over 5,000 people through legal education.
As a project focused on social impact within our community, NLI’s Access to Justice work is supported and recognised by.
1. The Queens Commonwealth Trust (QCT) London, England
2. United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)
3. International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
4. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand
5. Falling Walls Foundation Berlin, Germany
What makes us great?
We exemplify equity and inclusion in the legal profession by "Breaking the Wall of Access to Justice". This is achieved by ensuring that the underprivileged people, lay people, persons with disabilities and non-lawyers in our community have access to simplified legal information, thereby empowering them to avoid potential legal liability and be aware of their existing rights and freedoms. This brings about equity in access to legal education and empowerment between the poor and rich giving them an equal platform for access to justice.
Unlike most online platforms focused on creating legal information for lawyers, Nairobi Legal Insights aims at providing legal information in a language a lay person can understand to protect lay people from potential legal liability and enabling them to know their existing legal rights.