When the story of the search for justice for Mau Mau freedom fighters is finally written, former colonial district officer John Cato Nottingham — who was buried on Friday — will always feature.
No other Briton has dedicated his life, albeit silently, to searching for justice for Mau Mau than Mr Nottingham — the man whose evidence in British courts led to partial compensation of 5,228 victims.
In 2013, the Mau Mau victims received payments totalling £19.9m (Sh2.8bn) following a controversial out-of-court settlement.
Mr Nottingham was a star witness in the case. Thousands of other victims said they were left out.