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Newly released documents shed light on Britain's role in Mau Mau uprising in Kenya

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Secret files from the era of British colonial rule have been released by the British government, one year after they came to light in a High Court challenge to have them disclosed. The secret documents, originally thought to be lost, cover controversial issues, such as the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. A legal challenge by four Kenyans who are seeking to bring the British government to justice was pivotal in bringing about the release of these documents. RFI speaks to Daniel Leader, a lawyer who's been trying to use some of these documents to force the British government to acknowledge wrongdoing in Kenya.

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