KARA with the support of European Union in Kenya, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Amkeni WaKenya Programme

held Training Workshops in Nairobi on enhancing access to Environmental Justice through use of Alternative Justice Systems (AJS). The were attended by Resident Associations Leaders from Makadara, Mbotela, Ziwani, Kaloleni, Jericho, Makongeni, Kayole, Embakasi, Komarock, Buruburu, Dandora, South C, South B, Hazina Nairobi West, Mukuru Kayaba and Kangemi. The workshops aimed to equip participants with the necessary skills and capacity for resolving disputes and complaints in the waste sector using Alternative Justice Systems (AJS), in line with the recently launched Alternative Justice Systems Policy (2020) by the Judiciary. The workshops were facilitated by Ms. Jemimah Aluda, Lawyer and Member of the National Steering Committee on Implementation of the AJS Policy.

The workshops provided a platform for the Resident Association Leaders to understand on their roles in implementation of AJS in the communities; models that can be used to implement AJS; Constitutional framework of AJS in Kenya and intersections between AJS & the formal justice system in Kenya. During the training sessions, Ms. Aluda also outlined possible areas of collaboration between the National Steering Committee on implementation of AJS and Resident Association, for purposes of creating awareness on the AJS policy and to enhance access to justice for the vulnerable groups in the communities.