Former Papa Shiradula actress Mary Airo alias Mama Nyaguthii is offering legal advice to the disadvantaged across the country.
Nyaguthii is touring the country in a project funded by Amnesty Kenya which is aimed at promoting legal literacy.
As per an announcement by Amnesty Kenya, the actress and legal team will tour Bungoma, Eldoret, Garissa, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Siaya, Kilifi, and Nairobi.
Mama Nyaguthii is actually a paralegal by profession even though her character on Papa Shirandula created the impression that she is an academic dwarf.
Paralegals are trained in basic law and in skills like mediation, organizing, education, and advocacy.
She works for Legal Resources Foundation Trust in charge of Training Paralegals, she is also the Coordinator of Paralegal Support Network (PASUNE), an umbrella body for Paralegals in Kenya.
Mama Nyaguthii practice mostly in the prisons where she helps inmates who cannot afford the services of lawyers, she gives them free legal education especially on the trial process so that they can self-represent themselves.
Mama Nyaguthii was at Langata Women’s Prison doing her legal clinics to the remand inmates in 2007 when Charles Bukeko (Papa Shirandula) called and offered her a role in the TV show.
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