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£19.9m Mau Mau settlement

Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced a £19.9 million compensation settlement for Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s.

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Desmond Tutu applauds torture compensation

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has applauded the government for the £19.9m compensation settlement they have agreed with Kenyan victims of British torture in the 1950s, saying the money will help people "heal."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu said a price cannot be put on the hurt the torture caused, but compensation will the help victims heal. Credit: ITV News

Speaking to ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo, he said:

"They have done a positive thing, they should be saluted for that. Let's not spend too much time kicking them under the table.

"You cannot ever set a price for the hurt that was caused to people, but reparations help in the process of healing."

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