Ex-Mau Mau list demands to Britain
Posted Tuesday, August 7 2012 at 23:30
Mau Mau veterans on Tuesday listed seven demands they want fulfilled by the British Government as a form of compensation for the torture they went through during the times of colonial rule in Kenya.
They want the British Government to reveal the details behind the death of freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi; whether he was burnt to death or buried.
Secondly, they want a public acknowledgment and apology from the former colonisers because of their cruel actions which led to the death, maiming and destruction of the lives and property of many Kenyans.
Their lawyer Paul Muite listed these demands during a national meeting of the Mau Mau Veterans Association in Kikuyu town, Kiambu County where over 600 members from all over the country attended.
“We are in the last leg of the court case and we are full of hope that we will win because the British have never denied the accusations levelled against them,” said Mr Muite.
The court ruling of the Mau Mau vs. the British Government will be made this October. The case began in June 2009.
The association also wants the British Government to erect a wall in Uhuru Gardens which will be inscribed with the names of the war veterans.