Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Kara and Law Society of Kenya (LSK) in May 2019,

members of the Law Society of Kenya Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) Committee paid a courtesy call on Kara to discuss collaboration in promoting use of ADR mechanisms and processes in the administration of justice. Led by their Chairman Mr. David Njoroge, members of the Committee stated that they are keen to work with Kara in developing a serialized training module on dispute resolution to capacitate Resident Associations leadership with skills to resolve dispute amongst their membership. “A second activity can aim at awareness creation on dispute resolution and accessibility through the utilization of the existing platforms under KARA. Ultimately, Resident Associations will have the benefit of developing their own dispute resolution platform” Mr. Njoroge said.

Kara welcomed the collaboration with LSK in promoting mechanism for ADR in resolving disputes stating that it will save their members a lot of time and resources spent on litigation. “The high cost and lengthy process of litigation makes use of ADR justifiable especially among our members who are often faced with disputes. The partnership with LSK to promote use of ADR will go along way in sensitizing our members to embrace ADR as the first option whenever a dispute arises” said Kara CEO, Mr. Henry Ochieng

Among the areas of partnership on ADR agreed on at the meeting include: Public sensitization on ADR; Training and capacity building of Resident Associations leaders ADR; Supporting development of dispute resolution systems and procedures for Resident Associations; Information sharing on ADR matters; joint publication and media campaigns on ADR among other areas.