U.K. to Offer Reparations to Victims of Colonial Torture
Posted on Jun 5, 2013
The British government, after decades of escaping responsibility for its brutality in Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion, will reverse course and offer compensation to victims, the BBC reports.
The UK government is to apologise and pay compensation to those tortured during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya in the 1950s, the BBC understands.
Foreign Secretary William Hague is expected to announce compensation in the region of £14m ($20m).
[Later] The Kenya Human Rights Commission says 90,000 Kenyans were executed, tortured or maimed, and 160,000 people were detained in appalling conditions.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer.
Shutterstock graphic of the Kenyan and British flags.