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Wangeci Grace Kahuria Executive Director IMLU


In a report launched on Friday served as a testament to the unwavering commitment of IMLU to uphold the principles of dignity and justice in the face of adversity. Over the course of several months, the organization diligently monitored 22 protests, meticulously documenting 303 distressing alerts that underscored the urgent need for intervention and reform.

“We extend our gratitude to everyone who played pivotal role in the successful completion of the comprehensive report conducted by IMLU on gross human rights violations during January the January September 2023 protests. This significant initiative, diligently overseen by IMLU’s secretariat, human rights monitors, and professionals, represents a critical endeavor in exposing the multifaceted dimensions of human rights abuses in Kenya protests. “Noted Wangeci Grace Kahuria Executive Director IMLU.

IMLU’s commitment to providing psycho-social support to survivors emerged as a beacon of hope amidst the darkness of tragedy and loss. In a world fraught with uncertainty and despair, the organization remains steadfast in its mission to offer solace and support to those grappling with the aftermath of unspeakable trauma.

“We express gratitude to the victims who trusted IMLU despite facing death, torture and pain, as well as the families that cooperated with us amid grieving the loss of their loved ones. Special thanks to the victims who sought justice beyond IMLUs direct service provision by going to police stations to obtain OBs despite the loss of trust”. Said madam Kahuria

The report itself serves as a sobering indictment of systemic failures and institutional shortcomings that perpetuate cycles of violence and impunity. Through meticulous analysis and documentation, IMLU has unearthed a disturbing reality, the disproportionate toll exacted on individuals who fall victim to the indiscriminate use of force and brutality.

Additionally, the report reveals a chilling pattern of violence, with many individuals succumbing to injuries inflicted by bullets or suffering fatal mauling a stark reminder of the urgent need for comprehensive reforms and intervention strategies aimed at safeguarding vulnerable populations.
Her impassioned plea fo0r expanded training initiatives resonated deeply, underscoring the urgent need to equip responders with the tools and resources needed to effectively address instances of violence and unrest. By investing in training and capacity-building efforts, stakeholders can empower communities to confront the root causes of violence and foster a culture of accountability and respect for human rights.

She also continued to state that despite vigorous denials of severe violations, the distressing reality is that torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings persist at alarming rate.

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