Kamukunji Paralegal Trust (KAPLET)

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KAPLET was first known as KAPLEN (or Kamukunji Paralegal Network) and it was initiated on the 28thday of February 2004 so as to provide human rights training, civic education and legal first aid to low or no income slum dwellers of Kamukunji Constituency in Nairobi. Most human rights abuses affect low or no income slum dwellers. Kenyan laws, however, were clear that” ignorance of the law is not a defense in any court of law”; but the same law did not clearly state whose responsibility it was to ensure that all Kenyan citizens knew and abode by the laws. Most of these laws were not home-grown. Many Kenyans do not know the Kenyan laws and Human rights in general. Poorer Kenyans who cannot afford to hire lawyers finds it hard to recognize, promote and protect their rights that majority of them do not know. After working as a loose human rights network for five years, KAPLET was formed and registered as a community based organization/self help project in April 2009 by six community paralegal workers from six informal people’s settlements in Nairobi. KAPLET is the founder of People’s Health Movement in Kenya.


“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

Mark Twain

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A Bit About Us

Here at KAPLET, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2004, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.

Programs & Activities

Bringing Change

  • Baseline survey on affected population

  • Emergency relief operations (distribution of clean water, food and non food items)

  • Community sensitization and awareness on public participation in decision making processes

  • Covid 19 pandemic emergency response in the informal people’s settlements in Nairobi


Most at risk population Support (Asylum Seekers and Refugees)

  • Psycho social support

  • Legal services and accompaniment

  • Livelihood support

  • Awareness, training and advocacy campaigns on diversity of gender and sexual minority rights

Access to Justice 

  • Legal first aid (legal advice, drafting of legal documents and accompaniments);

  • Cases documentation and referrals;

  • Civic education and capacity building training;

  • Community mobilization;

  • Developing of relevant training materials for targeted communities;

  • Public relations with communities and key stakeholders at grassroots level;

  • Alternative dispute resolution (mediation);

  • Follow ups & Reporting.


Global education exchange

  • International volunteer exchange work camps

  • Internship and volunteers placements


Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR)


  • Health and human rights advocacy (Right to Health & Healthcare Campaigns);

  • Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights training and advocacy;

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene.


Women empowerment

  • Small & Medium Entrepreneurs initiatives;

  • Monitoring and reporting on women issues;

  • Capacity building training of women topics that touches on women & girl child;

Emergency Relief & Advocacy

(Rights instead of Compassion)


Kamukunji Paralegal Trust (KAPLET)

Off First Avenue Eastleigh, Biafra Estate – House Number 8D

P.O Box 9163-00200, City Square, Nairobi - Republic of Kenya

Email: kaplet@live.co.uk / info@kaplet.org

Website: www.kaplet.org

Telephone: +254 (0)202354501

Mobile: +254 722 361 017 / +254 733 423 043

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