The British and Kenyan legal team met at the British Institute in Eastern Africa(BIEA), to discuss matters of colonial land grabbing in Kericho County. Among those present was the governor of Kericho County, Paul Chepkwony, and some of the victims and their offsprings as well. The victims are still suffering from the atrocities commited decades ago. The say they were tortured, sexually assaulted and forcefully moved by the British army, under instructions from the colonial administrators, from their fertile lands to arid and disease-prone native reserves with no compensation. The land in Kericho is alleged to have been taken from the Kipsigis and Talai, divided into farms and given to the white Europeans to cultivate tea.
Despite being presented with evidence of the crimes and abuses, the British government has refused to open any formal investigation or even meet with the victims and their representatives. As a result, the legal team acting on behalf of the over 100,000 victims, have filed a complaint to the UN special rappouter for the promotion of Justice and to the UN human rights commissioner for the crimes committed against humanity . The multinational tea companies operating in the area are also on the spotlight. They are reaping millions of profits from tea plantations, whilst the rightful owners of the land languish in poverty. The victims seek two trillion Kenyan shillings in compensation as well as a public apology from the Queen among other things.