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TRAGEDY IN KENYA
On June 23, 2016, human rights lawyer and IJM investigator Willie Kimani accompanied IJM client Josephat Mwenda during a trial about police abuse of power. Shortly after leaving the courthouse, Willie, Josephat and their taxi driver, Joseph Muiruri, were kidnapped. Their bodies were discovered in the Ol-Donyo Sabuk River eight days later.
Tragically, Willie, Josephat and Joseph represent just three of the thousands of innocent Kenyans who have suffered under police abuse of power. Their deaths must serve as an abrupt wake-up call to the injustices committed daily against the poor and vulnerable around the world.
“IJM exists to protect the poor from violence, and Willie’s life was taken while courageously pursuing that mission.”
Gary Haugen, IJM CEO
IJM’s focus moving forward is to ensure the safety of the families and staff affected by this crime and to provide necessary support to law enforcement officials during this critical time. We continue to work closely with local and national law enforcement officials who are leading the ongoing investigation in Kenya.
We’re demanding that those responsible for the murders of Willie Kimani, Josephat Mwenda and Joseph Muiruri be held accountable.
The murders of Willie, Josephat and Joseph must mark the end of police committing horrific and incessant violence against the poor and vulnerable in Kenya.
We’re standing with thousands who refuse to accept this type of abuse any longer. Will you stand with us?
Sign the Petition
Demand that those responsible for the murders of Willie Kimani, Josephat Mwenda and Joseph Muiruri be held accountable.
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Continue to Pray
Continue to pray for the grieving families, for the IJM Kenya team and for justice in Kenya.
We will not stop until justice is done for Willie, Josephat and Joseph and for all who have fallen victim to police abuse of power in Kenya.
Thank you for using your voice. Please pray with us for the families and staff whose lives have been touched by this crime.