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Policing Oversight in Africa: IMLU at the 62nd ACHPRs Session
23 May 2018

IMLU attended the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

During the session, IMLU presented a statement to the Chairperson of the Working Group on Death Penalty and Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings in Africa.

Partnering with KMA's Human Rights Committee
23 May 2018

IMLU in partnership with the KMA Human Rights Committee hosted the 2nd committee meeting, which brought together doctors from various counties. Among the key issues on the agenda included but were not limited to the 46th KMA international Annual Scientific Conference to be held on 18th – 21st April 2018. The committee welcomed two new members: Dr. Robert Gitonga – Nyahururu and Dr. Winnie Ogendi – Nakuru. Among the upcoming activities for the 2nd quarter, are one CME in Nairobi in the month of May as well as the KMA scientific conference themed ‘Health Financing towards Universal Health Coverage’ where IMLU will present a poster on The Cost of Torture.

Strategic Session with legislatures on County Policing Authority
23 May 2018

In the spirit of movement building and in line with our Vision 2021, we held a strategic session with 22 legislatures (MPs and senators) on 14th February 2018 in Nairobi County to deliberate on the operationalization of the County Policing Authority (CPA) structure at the county level and the National Coroner’s Service Act 2017 and the Prevention of Torture Act 2017.  The participants were members of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committees, the National Security Committees, a delegation from the Kenya Parliamentarians on Human Rights Association (KEPHRA) and civil society organizations.


The meeting aimed at soliciting and consolidating the support of parliamentarians towards ensuring that the CPA structure gets sufficient funding and that its implementation is fast-tracked.
During plenary session, Hon. Gideon Ochanda, the Secretary of The Kenyan MP’s for Sustainable Development Goals noted that there are no clear guidelines on the level of engagement for the new governors. This is because to the new Governors the whole CPA structure is alien. He further requested that Alternative Dispute Resolution should be integrated in the CPA structure. Hon. Ochanda stated that there is need to appreciate that different counties have different needs and some don’t consider security as a serious need. The budget allocated to counties also consists of funding for security but in some counties this is not fully utilized.


Further the MP’s agreed that there was a need by the members to sell the CPA agenda wholesomely to governors during the Council of Governors meeting. They reiterated that justice is managed differently in different counties and that the implementation of the CPA will make a big difference for the citizens.

'Tackling Extra-judicial Executions': the FORUM SYD Conference
29 Mar 2018

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.

IMLU at the All Kenya Moot Court
29 Mar 2018

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.

IMLU Staff End Year Retreat
09 Feb 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.

PRWG-K Retreat
09 Feb 2018

The Police Reforms Working Group-Kenya (PRWG-K) convened a retreat from 18th to 20th December 2018 at the Smith Hotel to assess the existing gaps in police reforms and focus on the projections for the year 2018.

PRWG-K Retreat
09 Feb 2018

The Police Reforms Working Group-Kenya (PRWG-K) convened a retreat from 18th to 20th December 2018 at the Smith Hotel to assess the existing gaps in police reforms and focus on the projections for the year 2018.

TRAINING OF 2017 ELECTION MONITORS
12 Oct 2017

 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.

18th EU-NGO Human Rights Forum: Enhancing partnerships
12 Oct 2017

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.

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