January 21, 2015
Today in Kenya, two men framed for stealing a police officer’s radio were finally declared innocent. The battle in court has taken two years.
“I have gone through a lot of agony since I got arrested and imprisoned,” Collins told the IJM team fighting for his innocence. “I have seen God work through you, and he has used you to save me.”
John’s family was able to raise the money to get him out on bail, but Collins remained behind bars for 19 long months, until December 2014. His wife, Nancy, and their two children had to move in with Collins’ parents in a rural village more than 250 miles away just to survive. She had been pregnant when Collins was arrested, and he didn’t meet his son until he was 4 months old.
In December, IJM successfully advocated for Collins to be released on bail, and he got to spend Christmas with his family.
There are other innocent men and women still waiting for freedom.You can send IJM to fight for them as a Freedom Partner.
International Justice Mission is a global organisation that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.Find out more