Mutua & Ors v Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Five Kenyan nationals who allege that they were seriously mistreated in detention camps in Kenya, when it was a British colony, during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s, brought claims for damages for personal injuries against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, alleging assault and battery, and negligence. The Court determined the summary judgment application brought by the Foreign Office; the Claimants’ application for an extension of time under s.33 Limitation Act1980 has been heard and judgment is awaited.

Author Jack Holborn Date

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