Britain to compensate Kenya Mau Mau for colonial-era abuse

A handout picture released by the UK Parliament on June 6, 2013 shows British Foreign Secretary William Hague making a statement in the House of Commons in central London on compensation for thousands of Kenyans who claim they were abused and tortured in prison camps during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising. Britain has agreed to compensate the Kenyans June 6, 2013. AFP

What you need to know:

  • Hague: UK would pay a total of £19.9 million (Sh2.6bn) to 5,228 Mau Mau represented by a British law firm.
  • Foreign Secretary says Britain would support the construction in Nairobi of a memorial to the victims of ill-treatment during the colonial era.



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