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UK government to make Mau Mau apology

The UK government is to apologise and pay compensation to those tortured during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya in the 1950s, the BBC understands.

Foreign Secretary William Hague is expected to announce compensation in the region of £14m ($20m).

More than 5,000 Kenyans say they were mistreated - some through torture - by the British administration in the 1950s.

Susana Mendonca reports.

  • 06 Jun 2013