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Compensation for Kenyans tortured by British forces in 1950s

Kenyans tortured by British colonial forces during the Mau Mau uprising will receive payouts totalling £20m, Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced.

More than 5,000 Kenyans say they were mistreated by the then-British administration.

On Thursday, the government expressed "sincere regret" and announced compensation for some of those who took part in the Mau Mau rebellion.

The BBC's East Africa Correspondent Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Nairobi.

  • 06 Jun 2013
  • From the section UK
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