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Why actress Mama Nyaguthii is sharing free legal advice

By Freya Wanjiku October 11th, 2022 1 min read

Actress Mary Airo, best known by his stage name Mama Nyaguthii is part of a team touring the country to offer legal advice.

The project is funded by Amnesty Kenya and 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.


The actress has previously revealed she picked interest in studying law after her mother was arrested following a minor accident.

“My mum was a tailor and she would sometimes carry some work home. One day on her way home, she carried a pair of scissors in her bag. Unfortunately, the scissors ripped her handbag, cutting a woman in the market.”

The injured woman followed her mum home and then reported her to the police.

“My mum was arrested but my dad talked to the woman to settle the case out of court after my mum spent the night in the police station.”

Mama Nyaguthii has since been practicing law in prisons where inmates cannot afford legal services.

“I give them free legal education especially on the trial process so that they can self-represent themselves,” she said.

Despite the fame from her acting role, the actress strives to keep her family off the limelight and in an interview said she did not like speaking about her private life.

“This is because the moment you open up to the public, people will demand to know whenever something happens. I see how people mistreat celebrities on social media,” she explained.

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