In 2017, IMLU recorded 152 cases of extrajudicial execution in Kenya bringing the total to 764 since 2013. Being one of the most reliable voices on torture and extrajudicial execution cases in the country, IMLU was invited to the Forum Syd Conference at the Kenya National Theatre from 31st January- 1st February 2018 with the theme being Extrajudicial Execution.
As one of the key pillars of IMLU's Vision 2021, the organisation supported the 2018 All Kenya Moot Court Competition held at Kenyatta University's Law Campus, Parklands. This year's theme was 'Striking the Balance Between Respect for Human Rights and Maintaining National Security'.
The Kenyatta University- School of Law has for the last four years hosted the annual All Kenyan Moot court competition (AKMCC). The competition involves 12 accredited faculties of law in Kenyan Universities.
On 23rd and 24th March 2018, the 6th edition of the All Kenyan Moot Court Competition went down under with IMLU being honoured for having supported the competition being expertise of the thematic areas. The event was graced by the outgoing AG. Githu Muigai and Hon. Justice Kimaru among other invited guests.
The meticulous research and written submission done by the competitors brought out key issues and in the process created wide awareness of the laws relating to extra judicial killings as it relates to international human rights protection.
The arguments advanced by the competitors brought out the challenges experienced in an effort to curb extra judicial killings such us, ineffective investigations and prosecutions of suspected police officers.
Kabarak university competitors emerged winners of the AKMCC 2018.
Every year, IMLU holds an end-year evaluation retreat that focuses on the year's challenges, successes and plan for the following year. In 2017, IMLU held its end-year retreat at the Maasai Lodge in Rongai from 11th to 16th December.
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) held this years Outstanding Police Service Awards (OPSA) in May in a colourful event that was graced by the CS Interior and Coordination of National Security Joseph Nkaiserry.This is an initiative by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) together with the National Police Service Commission (NPSC); the National Police Service (Kenya Police Service, Administration Police Service and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations); the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR); the Rotary Club of Nairobi; Usalama Reforms Forum; Transparency International among other many partners to recognize Outstanding Police Officers and Police Facilities in delivery of policing services.
With the August polls fast approaching, IMLU trained 29 monitors to monitor Election Security across 20 counties which had been mapped as hot spot areas by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), National Police Service (NPS) and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) among other bodies. The monitors will specifically highlight issues of police deployment, public order management and the chain of command during such operations.
The Independent Medico-Legal Unit was represented at the forum by the Executive Director Peter Kiama in a bid to foster even more partnerships and cooperation in the fight for human rights.