Illegal Detention

IJM Kenya Enters into Landmark Agreement with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution

NAIROBI, KENYA – As the year ended, IJM Kenya began a groundbreaking partnership with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) in Kenya. The ODPP is a newly established government agency that is responsible for all criminal prosecutions in Kenya.

Leading The Reform Movement

On December 21, 2012, IJM Kenya signed a memorandum of understanding with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution – the first time the agency has entered into a full-length agreement with an NGO.

Free At Last: Kenyan Woman Imprisoned For 18 Months For A Crime She Did Not Commit

NAIROBI, KENYA – After a year and a half, Maria has finally been released from prison. Thrown in jail after being accused of a crime she never committed, Maria can at last return home to her three children.

Eighteen months ago, as Maria was shopping for groceries with her friend, they heard a man shouting for help as he was attacked and robbed. When police showed up to the crime scene, the man said he had been robbed by two young men. But the police arrested Maria. She and the middle-aged gentleman she was with were sent to prison for the robbery. It was unthinkable.

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