KENYAN MAU MAU REBELLION SUFFERERS WILL BE COMPENSATED for the tortures sustained during their 1950’s revolt against the English.
Efforts to thwart colonization were met by resilient young Kenyans willing to stand their ground. Interestingly, brief clips of the English propoganda depicted in the documentary- against the Mau Mau were used to convince the English/colonial government that the young people deserved to be crushed by deeming them as guerrillas.
Britain said it “sincerely regrets” the acts of torture a British colonial government carried out against Kenyans fighting for liberation from colonial rule in the 1950s and 1960s. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London insisted that an “expression of deep regret” was not the same thing as an apology, which would have legal implications. But the victims of British abuses a half-century ago appeared satisfied, even jubilant.
PLEASE NOTE THE RECURRENT PRACTICES USED BY THE OPPRESSORS TO KEEP CAPTIVES DOCILE AND IN THEIR CONTROL.
Pipeline: System devised by the white man to ‘rehabilitate’ the Mau Mau.
Black…gray…white: Stratified designations given by the English to the fighters to cause infighting amongst the fighters as well as for the colonists to determine who was ‘safe’.
Several thousand now-elderly Kenyans say they were beaten and sexually assaulted by officers acting for the British administration trying to suppress the “Mau Mau” rebellion, during which groups of Kenyans attacked British officials and white farmers who had settled in some of Kenya’s most fertile lands.