IJM-developed training is credited with leading to peaceful election in Kenya

Zero deaths caused by police and a transfer of power that was mostly drama-free.

The overwhelming violence of Kenya’s 2007 elections saw over 1,200 Kenyans lose their lives and 300,000 people displaced. Half of the deaths were blamed on police action. It was a turning point that triggered reform, but elections continued to be marked by death and police brutality. Samantha Pendo, a six-month-old baby who was critically injured in a police raid during the 2017 presidential election, became the heartbreaking face of the tragedy inflicted by police abuse of power.


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