SheriaTips focusses on justice through public legal awareness using technology. At SheriaTips we believe that legal literacy is at the core of social, economic and civic development. In a bid to enhance the law classroom to the subjects and consumers of law, who is all of us, Sheriatips streams from the reality that legal information is sometimes scarce and not all Kenyans can access the information or even the services of an advocate (13,000 registered advocates against a population of over 45 million!)
Sheriatips, recognizes that there are engagements that must be reserved to lawyers. We realize that basic legal information is crucial in the daily economic and social survival of Kenyans.
Importantly, at Sheriatips, we do not replace the noble and respected seat of legal counsel or the advocate who still plays a key role in legal representation. We also do not masquerade as a law school. However, we are driven by the reality that ignorance of the law is not an allowed defence; meaning that ‘i did not know’ does not qualify you to be forgiven for a criminal offence, nor does it award you sympathy compensation in case you are snookered in business.
In Kenya, statistics show that a high percentage of people are either unaware of their duties as responsible citizens or are clueless of what they are owed as rights by others.
The high quality of information sent comes from our team of qualified lawyers and researchers with a total of 35 years of experience in legal practice and legal education.
The tips form a key entry point of empowerment through knowledge, and create curiosity where people can read further on the relevant law in order to appreciate the reality that governs their administrative and social realities that they exist in. Sheriatips also creates possible engagement by creating a discussion platform to share information.
Sheria tips appreciates the value of pioneers of legal education and information through technology who continue to inspire us every day.