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A human rights attorney and his client were abducted and brutally murdered in Kenya.

Our Christian attorneys on the ground in Kenya – who defend victims of human rights abuses – face new dangers.

Our Kenyan team is battling to defend young girls from forced child marriages. We face the influence of corrupt politicians in court. They’ve threatened the girls who have exposed them and the witnesses who stand up on behalf of these girls. Now, we face the threat of corrupt killings.

We’re mobilizing our Kenyan office, working with the judiciary, police, and community leaders to protect the persecuted from corrupt killings. We’re aggressively advocating globally, preparing critical legal letters to key officials to protect those who dedicate their lives to defending human rights.

Now our Kenyan attorneys urgently need your help. You could be the difference.

Demand justice in Kenya. Defend Christians. Take action with us:

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Aug 11, 2016

When police officers in Kenya wrongfully shot Josephat Mwenda, Christian human rights attorney Willie Kimani joined Josephat’s case to ensure that justice would prevail in the face of corrupt police power. But...

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Demanding Justice for Christian Attorneys in Kenya

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Jul 20, 2016

Recently, Christian human rights attorney, Willie Kimani, his client, and their cab driver were kidnapped and murdered in Kenya. Four corrupt police officers have just been charged with murder. But justice is...

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An innocent man was falsely accused of a crime and subsequently mistakenly shot by police in Kenya. When the police officers were taken to court, Christian human rights attorney Willie Kimani with the Christian organization International Justice Mission joined the case to ensure justice in the face of charges against those in power.

Throughout the legal proceedings, attorneys faced immense amounts of illegal pressure by rogue administration police officers. But the corruption took a deadly turn when Willie Kimani, his client, and their taxi driver were abducted while leaving Mavoko Law Court following a hearing relating to the case. The three men were subsequently tortured, held, and eventually murdered. Their bodies were recovered from a local river.

Lawyers play a major role in ensuring that the victims of human rights violations are adequately protected and the perpetrators are brought to justice. According to Kenyan and international law, lawyers must be guaranteed independence and non-interference. Our lawyers at the East African Centre for Law and Justice (EACLJ), on the ground in Kenya, are similarly involved in suits against powerful governmental officials on behalf of young Kenyan girls sold into mutilation and slavery as child brides. Human rights defenders must be guaranteed safety.

The EACLJ has been working around the clock to exert pressure on police and authorities to act in the name of justice. We are working with the Law Society Council to take the lead on behalf of the families, advocates, and civil society. The Law Society successfully compelled the police to produce the bodies of Willie and his client by filing a writ of habeus corpus, so they could receive a proper burial. The suspects have been arraigned in court, and more suspects are under investigation. The scope and the scale of the abuse by officers is only just being unearthed. The Law Society Council has called upon human rights organizations to offer pro bono assistance to many victims who have since come forward following forced disappearances of their loved ones at the hands of rogue police officers.

We’re working to help ensure that human rights defenders are protected, justice is met on behalf of these victims, and all the perpetrators are brought to justice, even if they are public officials.

Ensuring fairness and justice in the Kenyan judicial system is vital for our clients, as well as for our local attorneys who are litigating against corrupt and abusive public officials engaged in mutilating and enslaving young Kenyan girls.

That’s why we are writing critical legal letters to Kenya’s Ambassador and taking these cases to the United Nations. The plight of the persecuted depends upon it. We must keep fighting for justice. Join us in the fight today. Shine a light into the darkness. And Be Heard.

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