Defend the Innocent

“We will never stop fighting. We will win.”

David was one of the very first clients for the IJM Kenya team. When we heard about David’s case, he was handcuffed to a hospital bed and one of his arms had just been amputated.

After being arrested and told to pay a bribe, David was shot in the arm by a drunk police officer. Fearing for his life, David ran to a nearby hospital to receive treatment, but the officers followed him and accused him of attempted robbery.

When we defended David in court, all charges against him were dropped, and he was awarded damages. But there was another outcome that we didn’t see coming: David became interested in pursuing a career as a lawyer.

Today, nearly 15 years later, David has passed the Kenyan bar exams and has been admitted as an advocate to the High Court of Kenya!

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