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Political Apologies and Reparations Document List Details

Britain to pay $7 million in compensation to Kenyans hurt by unexploded bombs

Author: Ed Johnson
Source: Associated Press (Link)
Date: 20 July 2002
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Document Type: Press
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Donor: Britain Event Date: c.1960-c.1990
Recipient: Kenyan Maasai and Samburu Reparation Date: 19 July 2002
 
Reason:

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.

 
Summary:

The British government has announced it will pay $7 million to 220 Kenyan tribesmen who were victims of live ordnance left behind by British troops. 

 
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