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Hasian, Marouf, Jr and S. Marek Muller. 2016. Post-conflict peace initiatives, British Mau Mau compensation, and the mastering of colonial pasts. Journal of multicultural discourses 11 (2) : 164–180.
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This paper offers a critical rhetorical analysis of the current agreement of Mutua and others v. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2012. EWHC 2678 (QB). Case Number HQ9X02666]. This case was brought by Wambugu Wa Nyingi, Paulo Muoka Nzili, Ndiku Mutwiwa Mutua, and Jane Muthoni, four Kenyans in the early 21st century who claimed they required tort relief for the endured injuries through the Kenyan ‘emergency’ years (1952–1961). They have been contending since 2009 that outliving Mau Mau veterans abided rude conduct in detention camps or guarded villages under British colonial agent supervision. The authors assert that whilst the British government voiced ‘regrets’, it was reluctant to assume full responsibilty for events that occured more than 50 years ago. KEYWORDS: Cultural identity, cultural pluralism, ethnic identity