Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Kenya: Mau Mau ban lifted

Forty years after independence, Kenyan government on Sunday lifted the ban on the Mau Mau -- Kenya's independence fighters -- which had been instituted by the British in the 1950s. With the ban liften, the fighters can now organize themselves into a society and claim certain benefits ... they can also sue for compensation from the British government for the torture they suffered during the colonial era.