1950s

Mau-Mau veteran Mathenge Iregi, 81, waves a a ceremonial whisk to celebrate as he and others await a press conference about an announcement regarding their legal case for compensation against the British Government, in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, June 6, 2013. The British government is set to announce compensation for Kenyans abused during a rebellion against colonial rule in the 1950s. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Mau Mau veteran Mathenge Iregi, 81, waves a ceremonial whisk to celebrate as he and others await a press conference about their legal case for compensation against the UK government in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday.