Justice has been SERVED! ❌#enditmovement
REPOST @ijm: This is what justice in Kenya looks like. .
Look at David Makara’s face today and you will see joy and hope for a bright future. But it was not always this way. David was one of IJM’s first clients in Kenya.
In December 2002, David was renting a movie at a video store when he encountered some police. Under pressure to round up suspects for a recent robbery, police demanded that he pay money or else go to jail. David paid, but was shot anyway.
When we heard about David’s case, we found him in the hospital handcuffed to a bed, his arm amputated as a result of the injury. In what circumstances clearly suggested was a cover-up attempt, charges were brought against David for robbery with violence. IJM defended David and the robbery charges were dropped.
Inspired by his experience with IJM, our brave friend David passed his bar exams last year and was recently admitted as a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Kenya. He has been working with an organization serving the impoverished, and hopes to one day hold public office and continue to fight for and defend the rights of the poor.
Your gift keeps children, women and men from being hurt or even killed at the hands of the very police who should protect them. Join us in the fight to end police abuse in Kenya today: www.ijm.org/end-police-violence-in-kenya