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Political Apologies and Reparations Document List Details

*Britain to compensate hundreds more Kenyan bomb victims in January

Author: Agence France Presse
Source: Agence France Presse
Date: 10 July 2003
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Donor: Britain Event Date: c.1960-c.1990
Recipient: Kenyan Maasai and Samburu Reparation Date: 2003

The British and Kenyan governments have had a 50-year agreement that British soldiers could train in Kenya. During that time, it is claimed, women were raped and many tribesmen were injured or killed during British training maneuvers.


Over 1,000 Kenyan Maasai and Samburu tribesmen were killed or maimed by live ordnance left behind by British troops.  The tribesmen's lawyer Martin Day is hoping to have a compensatory deal organized and paid out within a year's time.  In 2002, a first group of Kenyan tribesmen received a $45 million, out-of-court settlement from the British government. 


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