Standing Up for the Innocent
In Kenya, it’s easy for a corrupt or incompetent police officer to frame and imprison, torture, or even kill an innocent person for a crime he did not commit. Kenyan prisons are overcrowded and full of innocent people, but without a lawyer to fight for their release, they have no way out – and police who abuse their power to falsely arrest, extort or murder innocent men and women are not held accountable. (Learn more about Police Abuse of Power.)
There’s another side to the problem – when law enforcement does not arrest the real perpetrators of crime, violent criminals are not brought to justice. As a result, sexual predators assault children without fear of any consequences; sexual violence is rampant.
We’re strengthening the ability of law enforcement to protect vulnerable children and helping police to hold abusive officers accountable.