Mau Mau veterans win suit for right to sue UK for colonial era torture

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There is no shortage of credible examples of Mau Mau excesses during the struggle for Kenyan independence, but where the wrongs perpetrated against the colonial establishment during the Kenyan war have enjoyed at least the existential possibility of redress, wrongs committed by the colonial establishment against Kenyan fighters have been completely denied thusfar. While this is a victory for Mau Mau veterans in terms of access, it is important to note it is a long way from redress of the wrongs done to them.

Kenyan Mau Mau veteran (© 2012 AP)
Kenyan Mau Mau veteran (© 2012 AP)
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