Torture victim brings case so he can 'die in peace'

Wambugu Wa Nyingi
Wambugu Wa Nyingi delivering a petition to Downing Street in June 2009 Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Mr Nyingi said he had brought the case because he wanted the world to know about the years he had lost and "what was taken from a generation of Kenyans".

He said: "If I could speak to the Queen I would say that Britain did many good things in Kenya but that they also did many bad things."

"I do not hold her personally responsible but I would like the wrongs which were done to me and other Kenyans to be recognised by the British Government so that I can die in peace."


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