I read with interest Ifirua's article, especially when he tries to put Kwaio compensation a private issue. To my view, this issue is a national interest, because it will affect the entire country, as another way of getting money is compensation for colonial misdeeds.
Just imagine if Kwaio claim millions, then relatives of those who are also killed during the Ma'asina movement claim millions, same with other movements in the past, and WWII relatives' victims even claim some millions, include other mistreatment, then how will the government with its struggling finance meet all this compensation.
It now affects everybody, the tax payers and those who rely on free government services. If the government is to act as a mediator with the responsible colonial powers, then to me this is more suitable approach.
Compansation a National Interest.
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