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Mau Mau Veterans Demand Ksh.54 Quadrillion As Compensation From British Gov’t. Photo Courtesy

Mau Mau Veterans Demand Ksh.54 Quadrillion As Compensation From British Gov’t

A group of Mau Mau war veterans has asked the British government for compensation in the amount of Ksh. 54,802,258,784,000,000 (approximately 364 trillion British pounds).

Led by the National Chairman of the Mau Mau Original Trust Dr Ngacha Kariuki, the veterans now want the President Ruto-led government to fast-track the compensation.

According to Dr. Ngacha, who expressed confidence that the compensation would be carried out now that a new government was in place, he has already written to William Ruto, the Head of State, and deputy president Rigathi Gachagua.

“God has brought us a Mau Mau government… when they said that, wrote a letter to DP Gachagua on October 12,”

“I want you to know that it is 364 trillion British pounds.. this is what the British Government has in record, and I have also sought other records because I know Britain has paid similar amounts before,” Dr. Ngacha said.

Mau Mau Veterans Demand Ksh.54 Quadrillion As Compensation From British Gov’t. Photo Courtesy

“We want out people together with their kids to be paid… the letter that I have written includes our children,”

Dr. Ngacha claims that the amount in question, Ksh.54 quadrillion, is sufficient to pay off Kenya’s public debt while also compensating veterans and their families.

“Hii pesa inaweza lipia serikali deni yote na pia watu wa Kenya wapate haki zao,” he added.

According to Dr. Ngacha, the veterans have lobbied for compensation for years, including in 2014 and 2015 when they presented a petition before the then parliament.

Dr. Ngacha claims that the current National Assembly speaker, Justin Muturi, is one of the leaders who supported the petition in 2014.

“We have taken this matter to parliament, in 2014 and 2015…. One of the people who supported this motion is the current speaker, Justin Muturi,” Dr. Ngacha added.

“I have gone back to parliament with the motion and asked the speaker to remember what he said on the 9th page of 2015’s Kenya’s hansard,”

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Felicity Gitonga
Felicity Gitonga is the founder of Africa Business News. abn, freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories.

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