Kenya

Senior Police Officer Charged with Murder in Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA – Nearly two years ago a man named Samuel* was beaten to death inside a police station by the station commander. Samuel’s wife stood in a waiting area of the station but says she could hear her husband’s screams. Other men in the jail cell have shared that they could see the senior officer on duty brutally beating Samuel with a metal rod, pounding Samuel with his fists, and even using a large barrel filled with water to simulate drowning Samuel was locked away in a jail cell that night, his body bloodied and discarded. Samuel slipped into a coma and never woke up again.

British High Commission Commends IJM for Outstanding Support in Abuse Case

NAIROBI, KENYA – In December 2014, a British court convicted Simon Harris for sexually abusing Kenyan street boys and possessing indecent images of children. He had been working as the director of a children’s charity in a rural Kenyan community. The trial against him represented an innovative use of technology and a unique collaboration between UK authorities, Kenyan police and human rights organizations like IJM. (Read about the case here.)

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