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Army 'ignored' rape claims

New evidence has emerged that suggests the British army was informed about alleged rapes being committed by its soldiers against Masai women in Kenya in the 1980s and 1990s, and took no steps to investigate or prevent further possible attacks. More than 150 Masai women who live in the area around Dol Dol, near Mount Kenya, say that they have been raped by British soldiers. Martyn Day, the British solicitor who won a £4.5m settlement last year for the Masai people killed and injured by ordnance left on their land by the British army, is preparing to launch a civil action against the army for compensation for the women for the injuries and trauma they have suffered. At least 100 women have made allegations that are supported by medical or police records or, more usually, the testimony of the chiefs in their community. Full Story

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