21 March 2013
At the same time as Britain condemns new Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta for his indictment by the International Criminal Court, the British government is trying to avoid paying compensation to people it tortured in the country during the 1950s, writes Ken Olende
31 December 2012
The government has decided to contest the right of Kenyan people tortured by British forces during the Mau Mau War to claim compensation.
05 October 2012
Three veterans of the Mau Mau war in Kenya have won the right to take the British government to court for torture in the 1950s.
24 July 2012
A group of elderly Kenyans have been told they can sue the British Foreign Office for torture they suffered under colonial rule in the 1950s.
17 July 2012
Three Mau Mau veterans took their case against the British government to London’s High Court on Monday of this week.
19 June 2012
The British government is still trying to stop people tortured on its orders during Kenya’s Mau Mau independence war in the 1950s getting compensation.
24 April 2012
The government has been forced to release secret colonial documents it claimed were lost. Ken Olende examines the evidence of Britain’s imperial crimes
20 March 2012
The Kenyan government has withdrawn the sacking of 25,000 striking nurses and other health workers.
13 March 2012
The Kenyan government seriously escalated a public sector health strike by sacking more than 25,000 strikers on Friday of last week.
15 November 2011
The British government is detaining hundreds of vulnerable people and threatening to deport them to places where they will be at risk of violence. Some of the most vulnerable have been trafficked. Now the Tories are set on making life even harder for them. Ken Olende spoke to some detainees about their experience at the hands of the British state
01 November 2011
A Kenyan air strike killed five people, including children, in Jibil food distribution camp in southern Somalia last Sunday, according to Médecins san Frontières.
26 July 2011
The Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya was designed for 90,000 people.
21 July 2011
Foreign Office attempts to throw out a claim for compensation for torture by a group of Kenyans were rejected by a high court judge in London today.
21 June 2011
As free primary education was reintroduced across Kenya in east Africa in 2003, an aging veteran of the country’s Mau Mau independence war against the British turned up at school.
12 April 2011
"The new documents strengthen our case. How can they say that the Kenyan government is responsible for compensation when they didn’t even hand over the files?
12 April 2011
The British government is finally being forced to reveal the true horror of atrocities committed during the Mau Mau war in Kenya in the 1950s.
12 April 2011
The anti-colonial Mau Mau rebellion broke out in Kenya during 1952.
05 April 2011
The British government has admitted holding 1,500 secret files on its role in the brutal suppression of Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s.
11 May 2010
Kenyan novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s memoir tells of growing up under British colonial occupation and during the Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s.
14 July 2009
The delegation of three men and two women veterans presented their case to the high court in London at the end of June.