MATESO

Mwatikho Torture Survivors Organization

Timeline of Attacks


July 27, 2011: Suspected Al-Shabaab militants attack officers in Mandera, killing one and injuring three.

October 1: Terror group’s gunmen abduct French woman in Lamu.

October 13: They kidnap aid workers at the Dadaab refugee camp in Garissa.

October 15: Kenya declares war on Al-shabaab and says military would pursue them across the border.


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MESSAGES

CHAIRMAN

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

The year 2014, Kenya has witnessed sporadic terrorist attacks and most Kenyan killed and maimed. MATESO has managed to intervene by assisting the families and survivors of terror attacks. 

The positive implications for our Centre; we fairly managed to get grants from IRCT and UNVFVT. We expanded our office space to accommodate other staff and programmes.


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STAFFING

MATESO will require a staff comprising 12 professionals and administrative staff working in administration, training, documentation, public relations, as well as legal advisor, secretary, driver and guards. The following clinical professionals staff are to be hired when need arises;

A psychiatrist, two general practitioners assisted by the center director, a psychologist, two social workers, two nurses, physiotherapist, one occupational therapist, a pharmacist and five monitors.


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MANEGERIAL,ORGANIZATIONAL AND FINACIAL CAPACITY.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE

HR DATA Bank;

A human resource hard copy data bank was created and is in place with all personnel files updated.

TRAININGS

Recruitment;

During the year 2012 we have tried to source for more health professionals and social workers on volunteer basis as we build the capacity of the centre.


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AWARENESS EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY

Increased awareness on torture and its consequences:

Awareness education and Advocacy;

To increase awareness on torture and its consequences; we use expanded networks and advocacy; to gather information and improve on documentation system on torture and its consequences; and initiate an earlier prevention mechanism of torture;

Other services provided by the Centre include:-Legal advice and litigation, Inspection of detentions places/prisons/Centre,networking and liaising with relevant NGOs/CBOs and government institutions.




Advocacy photos.


REFERRALS FOR SPECIALIZED TREATMENT AND LEGAL REDRESS

The health needs that are diagnosed critically; we have always referred them to a more specialized medical centre. In Kenya we have Kenyatta national hospital- a government hospital that requires partial payment. Nairobi hospital is private and requires full payment. Eldoret Teaching and Referrals hospital requires partial payment. Within the centre, we have the Bungoma general hospital about 200 meters away, we do send their out-patients; requires cost sharing.


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TRAINING,SEMINARS,WORKSHOPS

Training needs are identified. Our staff, volunteers to be inculcated with knowledge, skills in order to achieve competence in their delivery of services.

The Coordinator was chosen among 15 human rights defenders in Kenya to undertake a three-month scholarship course on Investigating, Monitoring and Reporting on Human Rights violations sponsored by FAHAMU/Oxford University.


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TREATED CLIENTS

By November 31ST 2012, MATESO had provided quality holistic care services (medical treatment, counseling and legal advice) to 1778.By the end of December 2012, the number of client increased drastically as a result of the healing process of the trauma experiences - pre and post-election violence.




MATESO 2011

SAMPLE

  • Western Kenya and Part of North Rift.

OUTREACHES

  • Had 34 Outreaches and met 1020 victims.

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BENEFICIARIES

Torture survivors; Traumatized families of torture survivors; and Potential victims of torture-2012.                                                

Task

Number

Age

Male

Female

Nationality

Percentage %

Counseling

900

10-60

398

502

Kenya,

55.1

Treatment

470

10-60

180

250

Kenya,

19.1

Litigation

    5

18-40

3

2

Kenya,

0.2

Families of survivors

400

10-60

200

200

Kenya,

25.4

Seminars/Training

 3

16-60

100

100

Kenya,

0.12

Total

1778

10-60

881

1054

 

100

The total number


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