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MASS PUNISHMENT

How coup crackdown ruined the lives of Air Force officers

Nearly 40 years after their torture and dismissal, they are still pleading with the government for compensation

In Summary

• After failed coup by some Air Force officers, others without a clue were scapegoated 

• They sued for wrongful detention, unlawful dismissal. Won millions but it’s still unpaid

Four decades ago this month on August 1, 1982, some elements of the Kenya Air Force attempted to overthrow the Daniel arap Moi-led government of Kenya. They declared their takeover on radio via state ...