Skip to comments.Mau Mau rebels win the right to sue Britain
Posted on 10/06/2012 12:22:40 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Three elderly Kenyans were granted the right on friday to sue the British government for compensation over allegations of torture during the Mau Mau uprising that started 60 years ago. The judgment at the High Court in London, described as "historic" by the Kenyans' lawyer, potentially opens the door to other claims of mistreatment by colonial officers across the British Empire stretching back decades.
The Foreign Office said it did not dispute that Kenya's colonial administration tortured the three Kenyans, all in their 70s and 80s, but added that it would still appeal against the ruling. It claims that most of the potential witnesses to any court proceedings are dead, that too long has passed for a civil case to be brought, and that a fair trial would be impossible.
However, Justice McCombe, sitting in the High Court, said documentary evidence culled from imperial files was "voluminous. The governments and military commanders seem to have been meticulous record keepers," he said. "I have reached the conclusion 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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Is it true that Obama’s grand father was Mau Mau ?
What tribe was he ? Luo ?
Obama’s father and grandfather were apparently Luo. One of the POTUS’ autobiographies claims that his grandfather was tortured by the British, while many other sources in Kenya claim otherwise.
Seems like there was some killin’ on both sides. So who do the Brits sue?
You don’t litigate war.
Apparently the Communists do. One of their many weapons against civilization.
Obama's own half-brother would probably agree with that sentiment. Dinesh D'Souza interviewed him in his movie, "2016: Obama's America". In the movie, George Obama said (heavily paraphrased here) he wished the whites had stayed longer because they nearly succeeded in lifting Kenya up from Third World status. He cited the success of South Korea as an example.
The Mau Mau were notorious Black Racists...and did their own share of atrocities.
The Brits should not pay one pence to the litigants