Weekly news lesson 311: 25th October 2012: Mau Mau veterans win right to sue British government
The High Court in London has ruled that three elderly Kenyans detained and tortured during the Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s have the right to sue for damages. It is estimated that more than 5,000 of the 70,000-plus people detained by the British colonial authorities are still alive and many may bring claims against the British government.
WARNING: The advanced-level article of this lesson does feature graphic descriptions relating to the torture of the Mau Mau. Please consider whether this is suitable to use with your students.