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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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Mau Mau torture claims 'far from over'

Daniel Macharia, a member of the Mau Mau War Veterans Association, salutes during a news conference today. Credit: Reuters/Noor Khamis

More than 8,000 Kenyans who claim to be victims of British Army torture during the 1950s are still planning to pursue their case against the government, their lawyers said.

Bryan Cox QC of Tandem Law said today's settlement was "modest" and warned many more thousands of claims are still to come:

"With many more thousands of claims currently unresolved, the matter is far from over. More worryingly, the sums being awarded appear modest; we are very concerned about this.

"Having been in Kenya for the past 14 months taking very detailed witness statements, it is absolutely crucial that the FCO understands, in detail, the very great suffering of all the victims to ensure they are properly compensated."

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