Standing Up for the Innocent
In Kenya, it’s easy for a corrupt or incompetent police officer to frame and imprison an innocent person – who then must wait in jail, often for years, for a chance to prove his or her innocence. 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 innocent men 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.