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Kenya Mau Mau Memorial Funded by UK Unveiled

People gather near the sculpture of the Mau Mau war veterans at Uhuru park during  the unveiling of the Mau Mau veteran memorial in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
People gather near the sculpture of the Mau Mau war veterans at Uhuru park during the unveiling of the Mau Mau veteran memorial in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

(BBC) – A UK-funded memorial to Kenyans killed and tortured by British forces during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s has been unveiled in the Kenyan capital.

The monument is part of a 2013 out-of-court settlement by the UK government when it agreed to pay £20m ($30m) in compensation to Mau Mau veterans.

It also expressed “sincere regret” for abuses committed under colonial rule.

Thousands of veterans crowded into the memorial site in Nairobi to witness the historic unveiling.

The statue shows a woman handing food to a Mau Mau fighter, their faces turned away so they could not reveal the other’s identity if caught by the British authorities.

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