Analysis: Britain has moral duty to allow Mau Mau case to proceed – The Times

Posted June 24th, 2009 in colonies, compensation, human rights, Kenya, news, torture by sally

“Since the 1950s, Mau Mau has often been synonymous with atavistic savagery. It was a grassroots movement that sought to end British rule in Kenya, and with it the privileges of an African minority loyal to colonialism. Comprised almost entirely of Kikuyu – Kenya’s largest ethnic group — Mau Mau perpetrated some heinous crimes. But, so, too, did the agents of British colonialism, and on an order of magnitude that dwarfed Mau Mau acts of violence.”

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The Times, 23rd June 2009