Strategic Priorities

Support to the Reforms agenda

Support to the Reforms agenda

To inform and influence the enactment and implementation of at least five (5) reforms on prevention and response to torture, violence and discrimination by 2021 Key Strategies / Broad Interventions:

  1. Advocacy for enactment and implementation of at least 5 laws (2 new/pending policies and implementation of 3 existing laws)
  2. Media advocacy on public policy at county, national and international levels
  3. Treaty body engagements e.g. Africa Commission, EAC, UN, etc.
  4. Building and supporting advocacy partnerships at the local, national, regional and international levels
  5. Promoting strategic advocacy networks, collaborations e.g. PRWG, CBO anti-torture movements, etc.
  6. Occupation of critical advocacy spaces e.g. relevant State commissions
  7. Support perpetrators knowledge, attitude and behavior change initiatives
Redress and Rehabilitation

Redress and Rehabilitation

To improve access and utilization of holistic redress and rehabilitation services for at least 6,000 survivors of torture, violence and discrimination by 2021 Key Strategies / Broad Interventions:

  1. Direct and holistic service provision to survivors (medical, legal, psychological and structured referrals for socio-economic empowerment)
  2. Promoting partnerships and networks for routine and urgent services
  3. Referrals for provision of services
  4. Enhance protection of witnesses, victims and HRDs
  5. Awareness and sensitization of survivors and general public e.g. use of IEC materials, media and community outreaches
Social Capital and Strategic Alliances

Social Capital and Strategic Alliances

To nurture social capital and active use of at least eight (8) strategic alliances for the prevention of torture, violence and discrimination by 2018 

Key Strategies / Broad Interventions:

  1. Enhanced engagements with IMLU’s networks of professionals (lawyers, doctors, journalists, human rights promoters, counsellors and paralegals, among others)
  2. Continuous building of social capital through capacity building
  3. Structured engagements with other key actors (CBOs, NGOs, youths, academic institutions, professional bodies) at the national, regional and international levels
  4. Strategic physical presence and positioning in select counties across Kenya
  5. Building a constituency of survivors and families
  6. Media advocacy to enhance IMLU’s visibility at the county, national and international levels
Strategic information for Evidence based interventions

Strategic information for Evidence based interventions

To generate at least ten (10) research products and proactively use such strategic information to prevent and respond to torture, violence and discrimination by 2021

Key Strategies / Interventions

  1. Expand the scope of research to cover IMLU’s mandate in totality generating at least 10 research products
  2. Undertaking periodic torture survey every 5 years to inform programming and advocacy
  3. Research partnerships with academic, government agencies, renowned research institutional, associates and other professional bodies
  4. Develop IMLU’s internal research generation, utilization and dissemination capacity e.g. instituting a research desk / department
  5. IMLU’s resource center for operational, strategic and academic research

 

Institutional Strengthening and Sustainability

Institutional Strengthening and Sustainability

To enhance IMLU’s capacity to deliver on its mission and goals and institutional sustainability beyond 2021

Vision

A World free from torture, violence and discrimination

Mission:

To prevent and respond to torture, violence and discrimination by engaging with state and other nonstate actors in rehabilitation, redress, research, advocacy and movement building, capacity building, and accountability.

 

For purposes of internal accountability within the NPS, an Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) was established under section 87 of the National Police Service Act. It was based on this background that IMLU organized training for IAU officers with the aim of equipping them with the necessary skills of investigations.

The training which brought together 30 officers from IAU, 26male officers and 4 women counterparts.  The low women participation was attributed to the recruitment process of police officers which largely favours men. The training was graced by Mr Noor Gabow who is the Deputy Police Inspector General. Also in attendance was the Director of IAU Mr Mohammed Amin and IMLU’s Executive Director Mr Peter Kiama.

The Director of IAU insisted on the importance of training staff to the highest possible standards of competence and the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms and dignity.

The Deputy Police Inspector General Mr Noor Gabow acknowledged that IMLU is an organisation that seeks a torture free society by promoting the right of torture victims and survivors, and which will seek to protect all Kenyans from all forms of torture advocating for policing reforms and monitoring general adherence to Human Rights and capacity building to stakeholders.

“This, therefore, informs the purpose or reason for partnering with key stakeholders in enhancing the capacity of our investigators.” Mr Gabow said.

The training took place on 2nd – 4th September 2020, with facilitators selected from the DCI, ODPP, IPOA, KNCHR and IAU.

The training was closed by The Deputy Director Internal Affairs Unit, Mr Kanyeki Gitahi who emphasised on the importance of training police officers and supporting them whenever necessary.

He also advised the participants to go out of their way in assisting the police who were suffering from trauma and needed counselling, noting that he was a trained psychological counsellor.

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