Hague: 'Sincere regret' for Mau Mau victims

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

He said the UK government recognised Kenyans were tortured and it "sincerely regrets" the abuses that took place.

More than 5,000 victims have been fighting for compensation from the UK government for a number of years.

Thousands of people were killed during the Mau Mau revolt against British rule in Kenya in the 1950s and 1960s.

Mr Hague also announced plans to fund a permanent memorial to the victims in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

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