Kenya before the Emergency
160 [Gusii] have now been killed outright without any further casualties on our side. . . . It looks like a butchery. If the H. of C. gets hold of it, all our plans in E.A.P. will be under a cloud. Surely it cannot be necessary to go on killing these defenceless people on such an enormous scale.
Economic deprivation of the Kikuyu
African labourer categories
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Nature of the rebellion
Mau Mau warfare
British reaction to the uprising
First European victim
State of Emergency declared (October 1952)
Interrogations and confessions
War crimes[edit List of war crimes § Mau Mau uprising
British war crimes
Human rights abuses in British concentration camps
Mau Mau war crimes
It may well be thought strange, or perhaps even dishonourable, that a legal system which will not in any circumstances admit into its proceedings evidence obtained by torture should yet refuse to entertain a claim against the Government in its own jurisdiction for that Government's allegedly negligent failure to prevent torture which it had the means to prevent. Furthermore, resort to technicality . . . to rule such a claim out of court appears particularly misplaced.