Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans win torture ruling in UK
Three Kenyans who were tortured by British colonial authorities can proceed with their legal claims against the UK government, a court has ruled.
London's High Court ruled the case, relating to the 1950s Mau Mau uprising, could proceed despite the time elapsed, meaning that the case will now go to a full trial.
The government accepts the colonial administration tortured detainees but denies liability and will appeal.
Thousands of people were killed during the Mau Mau revolt against British rule in Kenya in the 1950s and 1960s.
Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Nairobi.
- 5 October 2012
- BBC News