Kenya: UN Criticizes UK For Failure to Redress Colonial-Era Landgrab

British government has been criticised by the UN for a lack of resolution over colonial-era crimes committed in Kenya.
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The British government has been criticised by the UN for a lack of resolution over colonial-era crimes committed in Kenya.

Six UN special rapporteurs have written to the government expressing concern over its failure to provide “effective remedies and reparations” to the Kipsigis and Talai peoples.

The Kipsigis and Talai clans of Kericho county, Kenya were brutally evicted by the British army between 1895 and 1963 to make way for lucrative tea plantations owned by white settlers.

Having never received any form of redress for the human rights violations they suffered, they filed a complaint to the UN calling for an investigation in 2019.

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