RODI is currently working in seven regions in Kenya: Nyanza, Central, Rift valley, Western Nairobi, Eastern and Coast. Over the last 2 years, the Pretrial detainees and crime Prevention project has been operating in 6 regions targeting 10 (6 male prisons and 4 women prisons falling under 6 prison commands) prisons as follows: Nyeri Main, Nyeri Women, Kakamega main, Kakamega Women, Murang’a Main, Muranga Women, Voi prison, Makueni remand, Naivasha medium and Naivasha women.
The new phase of Pretrial detainee’s justice and life skills project aims to continue working with the 10 institutions across the 6 regions. In addition, the project proposes to scale up gradually to 4 additional stations during the 2 year phase from Oct 2014 to Sept 2016. In this regard, we propose to extend the project services to Kiambu prison, Athi river prison, Kapsabet Prison and Manyani Prison over the 2 years. In the 1 year, project activities will be extended to Kiambu and Athiriver prisons while Kapsabet prison and Manyani prison will be included in the second year.
The proposed two years’ project time frame runs from Oct 2014 to Sept 2016. The project purpose is to contribute to enhanced administration of justice and self-reliance among the target beneficiaries.
The project objectives include:
1. To enhance the capacity of pretrial detainees to understand legal rights/ procedures and facilitate speed access to justice.
2. To enhance community and stakeholder support in pre-trial detainees welfare, administration of justice and promotion of alternatives mechanisms to detention.
3. To build the capacity of pretrial detaineees for effective community re-integration, self-reliance and crime free life
4. To strengthen the capacity of actors in the criminal justice chain to sustain administration of justice and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
5. To enhance the organisational capacity for effective service delivery