Three Kenyans Win Right To Sue Britain For Colonial-Era Damages

Three Kenyans Win Right To Sue Britain For Colonial-Era Damages

Three Kenyans Win Right To Sue Britain For Colonial-Era Damages

Three elderly Kenyans who claim they were victims of torture and sexual abuse at the hands of British colonial rulers during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s were on Friday given the right to sue Britain.

The judgement came after a two-week hearing in July heard allegations that Jane Muthoni Mara, Paulo Muoka Nzili and Wambugu Wa Nyingi were subjected to torture and sexual mutilation.

The trio’s lawyers said Nzili was castrated, Nyingi severely beaten and Mara subjected to appalling sexual abuse in detention camps during the Mau Mau rebellion.

High Court judge Richard McCombe ruled on Friday that “a fair trial on this part of the case does remain possible and that the evidence on both sides remains significantly cogent for the Court to complete its task satisfactorily”

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