Kenyan Mau Mau veterans to sue UK





Lawyers for Mau Mau veterans said they had documented 40 cases of torture - including castration - sexual abuse and unlawful detention.

A spokesman for the veterans said in Nairobi they were confident of success.

The UK government has said the claim is invalid because of the time that had lapsed since the alleged abuses.

Five elderly Kenyans - three men and two women - detained during the 1950s insurgency are the lead claimants in the reparations case to be lodged at the High Court in London on 23 June.

The case is being brought by the Mau Mau War Veterans' Association and the Kenya Human Rights Commission through London law firm Leigh Day & Co.



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