UK To Compensate Kenya's Mau Mau Victims.

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Britain is set to pay compensation to around 5,200 victims of torture in prison camps set up during Kenya's Mau Mau conflict in the 1950s.

Foreign Secretary William "Egghead" Hague will tell the Commons on Thursday that the survivors, who suffered abuses including castration, rape and beatings, will get £2,600 each.

£2,600 Compo for these crimes after 60 odd years is a insultive piss take me thinks.

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Grumblegrunt

LE
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going by the current pay rates over there its a hefty life changing sum and most of the detentions were quite short and they were at war with us and the other tribes. the abuse the mau mau got of their own non tribal govts lasted far longer and is still going on.

if we give them too much it will only get stolen by 'officials'
 
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going by the current pay rates over there its a hefty life changing sum and most of the detentions were quite short and they were at war with us and the other tribes. the abuse the mau mau got of their own non tribal govts lasted far longer and is still going on.

if we give them too much it will only get stolen by 'officials'
Sounds a little on the cavalier side considering castration, rape and beatings were involved.

But why was this issue swept under the carpet for so long ?
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
because it was handed over to the new local govt who refused to deal with it - the usual tribal politics as the mau mau didnt get into power.

if you base it on current living standards and the time they were in the camps - few were treated badly by brits most were just interned.

it seems paltry by western standards but its similar to the gurka pension arguament. my missus is going to madagascar next month - a can of coke costs 30p which is a months wages for some - perspective is important.
 
#6
Good heavens what a load of bollocks - they should've been f****d off at the high port. I wonder if the recipients of the compensation will be forced to pay reparations to the thousands who were brutally maimed and tortured by Mau Mau?
Can't make this shit up. What a precedent to set - every terrorist joker who imagines he suffered under the brutally oppressive British colonial heel will be poling up with outstretched hand.
 
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Davetheclown

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Kikuyu pikeys of Kenya get compensation money, we were at war. They were and still are a evil murderous tribe with a penchant for depravity and wrecking where ever they live. This one tribe is despised in the area, I think they should have been told to do one at the first opportunity. Once again my tax is going on a political appeasement to a culture that has no direct influence on UK life, a culture that has no respect for the UK and designed to appeal to the loony left.

14 million pounds that would be better spent on the NHS, Housing, and encouraging growth.

Not one of these compensated people have been investigated for what they did.
 
#9
I just wonder when the Gov't is going to stop apologising to everyone for everything that happened in the past- it's Compensation Culture on Acid.
 
#10
If we give the Mau Mau compensation are they going to give their victims'families the same for turning their loved ones into steak tartare?
 
#12
As a Celt I'm very unhappy about the treatment my lot got off the Romans. Therefore, until such time as I am adequately compensated and receive an apology of Giorgio Napolitano, that tin of alphabetti spaghetti stays in the cupboard.
 
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Oh, FFS, right, if we re going that far, what with the Provos etc, then may I please air my views for a possible compensation claim?:

I was treated inhumanely, especially for the first 6 weeks, also thereafter for the remaining 10,5 months, I was forced to run around with a weapon above my head, do "Legs raise", "Nugger, 6 inches, 6 kin inches not feet", and forced to sit against a wall for ages.

Also when I got transfered, the abuse didnt stop, I was forced to tidy up a large complex and all the vehicles too. Then they sent me to a place that I didnt want to go to, across the water, where nasty people were also abusing us. The icing on the cake was when I was sent to a sandy place to sort someone elses problems out.

Then after 8 years I left the place and had a few bad years reflecting on everything.

Now thats gotta be worth a few grand, surely.............
 
#18
Wait for more claims coming out of Iraq and 'Ghanistan in the coming years, and from Syria for 'claims' for 'alleged' UK weapons shipments.... etc. Just think of all those Yumin Rites law firms in London who will be sharpening their pencils in anticipation of making future dosh from the UK taxpayer....... as the UK gobment ups the amount of overseas aid for the 'Department of Bhaksheeshes, Bungs & Greasing of Palms Abroad'....
 
#19
Absolutely bonkers so what about the families of the farmers that were butchered by the mau mau with machettes are they going to be able to claim from the Mau Mau I think not. By paying these terrorist because thats what they were we are admitting defeat to all those Police officer and military soldiers who at the time sacrificed there lives in Africa to stop the mau mau uprisings. Another total lack of respect to our servicemane and colonial police force of the time by this in appropriate Goverment. Who else is for the next hand out Japan. Bolderdash
 
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Good heavens what a load of bollocks - they should've been f****d off at the high port. I wonder if the recipients of the compensation will be forced to pay reparations to the thousands who were brutally maimed and tortured by Mau Mau?
Can't make this shit up. What a precedent to set - every terrorist joker who imagines he suffered under the brutally oppressive British colonial heel will be poling up with outstretched hand.
Damn, beat me to it.


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