Sunday, May 12, 2013

British Government agrees to negotiate an out of Court Settlement with the Mau Mau

Vindicating the stubbornness of truth and justice by Mugambi Kiai

News that the British government has now agreed to negotiate an out-of-court settlement to compensate Kenyans who were tortured during the Mau Mau war of independence is most welcome.

Why the Mau Mau case ruffled Britain 
The need to forestall embarrassment arising from the damning evidence Mau Mau veterans would have adduced at full trial may have pushed the British government to seek an out-of-court settlement over the matter....

Ignore calls to register with law firm for pay, war veterans urged  

A human rights watchdog has urged former Mau Mau fighters to ignore a law firm claiming to have the authority to register them for compensation from the British Government...

Why Britain chose to settle Mau Mau case out of court 

It’s a public and diplomatic relations coup. Britain was reported this week saying it is willing to negotiate an out-of-court settlement to pay compensation to the Mau Mau veterans who sued because they were tortured and mistreated during the 1952-1960 nationalist..

Children of the Mau Mau don’t want to be compensated; they seek the truth 
Posted Thursday, May 9, 2013 | By MUTUMA MATHIU
This Mau Mau fight for compensation from the British brings to mind stories from my childhood and raises interesting questions about who is going to be paid and for what..

UK in secret talks to pay Mau Mau 
Posted Monday, May 6, 2013 | By PAUL REDFERN NATION CORRESPONDENT, London and JOHN NGIRACHU in Nairobi
The British government is offering the surviving thousands of Kenyans detained during the Mau Mau uprising cash in secret talks for a settlement of their case...

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