– Martyn Day, Senior Partner at Leigh Day & Co
This is an historic judgement which will reverberate around the world and will have repercussions for years to come.
The British Government has admitted that these three Kenyans were brutally tortured by the British colony and yet they have been hiding behind technical legal defences for three years in order to avoid any legal responsibility.
This was always morally repugnant and today the Judge has also rejected these arguments.
Three victims of torture during the Mau Mau uprising can proceed with their compensation claims, the High Court ruled. The government has said it will appeal the move.