The Judiciary has formed a committee to solve the issues with Society of Kenya over the provision of pro-bono services.
According to a letter released by the Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi, a committee comprising representatives from the Judiciary and the Law Society of Kenya will help address the concerns and challenges over the funding of legal aid.
Advocates addressed the problem they face in facilitating pro-bono services, which prompted the decision to constitute the committee.
“It is evident that these issues require immediate attention and quick resolution,” Amadi said in a letter addressed to LSK President Eric Theuri.
Amadi requested Theuri to communicate with LSK members, urging them to exercise patience and allow the committee, including two members from the LSK, to engage in productive discussions towards resolving the matter.
“We firmly believe that a thoughtful and inclusive approach is necessary to effectively address these concerns,” added Amadi.
Amadi also confirmed that the Judiciary has already disbursed Sh27.5 million to the LSK, demonstrating their commitment to supporting the provision of pro-bono services.
With both sides actively engaged in finding a resolution, Amadi expressed confidence that the issue will be resolved as soon as possible.