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Operation Legacy: When Britain burned the paper trail of its imperial crimes

Operation Legacy: When Britain burned the paper trail of its imperial crimes Britain burned a huge number of damning documents in secret to hide the shame of its brutal empire. Ken Olende looks at Operation Legacy

Mau Mau case - when 'sorry' is the hardest word

The Foreign Office was quick to clarify last week that the foreign secretary was not making an apology for the British government. 

'Sincere regret' from British government over Mau Mau war torture and promise to compensate victims

Sincere regret from British government over Mau Mau war torture and promise to compensate victims The government agreed on Thursday of last week to compensate Kenyans tortured by the British during the 1950s Mau Mau war.

British government forced to apologise to Kenyans tortured in 1950s

British government forced to apologise to Kenyans tortured in 1950s Foreign secretary William Hague was today, Thursday, forced to apologise to Kenyan victims of the Mau Mau war of the 1950s. But he made it clear that his government does not accept responsibility for the crimes of colonialism

Climbdown as British government agrees to negotiate compensation for Mau Mau veterans

Climbdown as British government agrees to negotiate compensation for Mau Mau veterans The British government is in negotiation with lawyers about levels of compensation for veterans of the Mau Mau war in Kenya. 

Kenya's Mau Mau veterans demand justice

17 July 2012
Three Mau Mau veterans took their case against the British government to London’s High Court on Monday of this week.

Mau Mau veterans win first battle for compensation from Britain for torture

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.

Mau Mau veterans case: Seeking justice after 50 years

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.

Kenya's Mau Mau war: veterans demand justice from Britain

14 July 2009
Veterans of Kenya’s Mau Mau independence struggle came to Britain in June demanding compensation for atrocities committed by the British. Ken Olende tells their story

The brutal legacy of Britain’s colonial rule in Kenya

08 January 2008
Ken Olende looks how British intervention has shaped Kenya's problems

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