A few words

About Us

Our History

Where we began

Early 2018, Elizabeth Njambi went on a data collection exercise at the Kamiti Youth Correctional and Training Centre (YCTC). As she talked to the boys on remand, she realized that most of them did not understand the nature of the offences against them. The boys all came from poor backgrounds and most could not afford bail.

A majority did not have legal representation, meaning they would probably not be able to put up a proper defence or request witness statements and other relevant documents. Soon thereafter, Elizabeth shared an idea with a friend aimed at remedying the situation and there Wakilisha was born!

What we stand for

"Non-Profits are the intermediaries between generosity and social change."
Laura Andressen

We intend to create a favourable system for advocates who wish to offer their pro bono services. This includes a system to identify unrepresented children and assign an advocate as soon as possible.

Our Vision

A child-friendly justice system.

Our Mission

To promote access to justice for children in conflict with the law.

Our Objectives

  • Provide access to free legal representation for children in conflict with the law.
  • Promote rehabilitative justice through mentorship and talent development.
  • Create public awareness on the rights and need of children in conflict with the law.
  • Advocate for a child-friendly justice system including diversion from the formal justice
    system.
Come work with us

Would you like to work for an organisation making a real impact in children's lives?