UK compensates victims of Mau Mau uprising


LONDON: Britain announced on Thursday (Friday in Manila) it will compensate more than 5,200 elderly Kenyans who were tortured and abused during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising against colonial rule. Foreign Secretary William Hague stopped short of a full apology, but said Britain “sincerely regrets” the abuses, as he unveiled a compensation and costs deal worth £19.9 million (23.5 million euros, $30.8 million).


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