Britain is facing threat of insufficient tea supply from Kenya after Kericho County Governor Mr Paul Chepkwony threatened to seize all tea farms owned by British settlers in his county.
The Governor has demanded that the British government should pay up £15 billion as compensation for farmlands in Kericho County he claims the Brits stole in the 1930s. The governor claims the land belonged to the Talai clan.
The governor has threatened that if Britain do not acknowledge the fact that the lands were stolen and pay the aforementioned compensation, he will seize it forcefully, something that, if it goes through, would likely affect tea supply to European markets.
Talai clan members have also demanded the United Nations carry out an intensive investigation on the same matter.
There are more than 10,000 official signatures accusing the UK government of failing to reconcile the colonial injustice. According to their lawyer, a UN special rapporteur will help them mediate for an ideal settlement.
This is one of the several compensation claims across different British former colonies. If successful, it will be the second one after the UK government in 2013 agreed to pay reparations to the victims of the bloody crackdown on the 1950s Mau Mau rebellion against colonial rule in Kenya.