– Two communities from Kericho County are demanding KSh 2 trillion from Britain for historical injustices during Kenya’s colonisation period.
– The two tribes include Kipsigis and Talai communities and are being represented by Deputy President William Ruto lawyer,Karim Khan
– Khan was the lead lawyer for Ruto during his much publicised case at the International Criminal Court(ICC) in Hague,Netherlands.
Two communities from Kenya have sought the legal services of Deputy President lawyer Karim Khan to demand KSh 2 trillion from the British government over historical injustices committed during colonisation period in Kenya.
The complainants in the potential lawsuit are Kipsigis and Talai communities who are found in Kericho County, a populous area that Deputy President William Ruto enjoys massive political goodwill.
Some of the injustices they are seeking compensation for include rape,forceful eviction from their land,beatings,property destruction as well as extraction of blood without their consent,reports the Star newspaper
Already,Kericho governor Paul Chepkwony has invited a British psychiatrist to carry out the investigations of the alleged committed injustices to ascertain the weight of the offences before they embark on the case.This is not the first time Kenyans who suffered injustices orchestrated by British soldiers during pre-independence are suing.
Mau mau War Veterans Association have already sued the British government over similar injustices.Britain later issued an apology and promised to release KSh 2.6 billion as compensation.Angered by the compensation fee,they appealed and nothing has ever been heard since then.
Nandi County is also suing the British government for historial injustices and they are also being represented by Kharim Khan.
The Nandi community has for long associated the British soldiers with the killing of their leader Koitalel arap Samoei and other key leaders of their community.
Most of these case take decades before compensation this is due to lack of evidence and political goodwill where the affected most of them who are elderly die without getting their dues.