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Statement from Tandem Law Re: Mau Mau Settlements

MANCHESTER, England, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Tandem Law is instructed by Eloise Mukami Deddan Kimathi, the widow of Field Marshall Dedan Kimathi, General Waweru James Karanja Nyoro and currently 8061 Kenyan nationals in damages claims for personal injury and consequential losses arising out of allegations of torture, mistreatment, forced labour and wrongful detention by the British Government during the 1952 Kenyan State of Emergency.  

Speaking on behalf of Tandem Law, Bryan Cox QC says:

"Today's expression of regret about the events in Mau Mau by William Hague is welcome. However, with many more thousands of claims currently unresolved, the matter is far from over. The Foreign and Commonwealth has agreed a compensation package with just one law firm representing 5,228 victims, there are many more victims still awaiting an agreement. We are currently working with over 8,000 Kenyan claimants who have received no such offer.

"More worryingly, the sums being awarded appear modest; we are very concerned about this. Having been in Kenya for the past 14 months taking very detailed witness statements, it is absolutely crucial that the FCO understands, in detail, the very great suffering of all the victims to ensure they are properly compensated.

"It is on public record that there are considerably more genuine victims of torture and abuse. Tandem Law are confident that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will fairly consider all genuine claims irrespective of which firm acts on their behalf as the interests of justice cannot be served any other way. We await and expect contact from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office forthwith.

"Tandem Law issued proceedings in the High Court in London against the British Government (Eloise Mukami Kimathi-and-James Karanja Nyoro and others; Claim no HQ13X02162 Queen's Bench Division.)"

Tandem Law is a trading name of AVH Legal LLP.

SOURCE Tandem Law

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