International report

Torture allegations during British rule in Kenya

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A court in London has finished hearing evidence in a case brought by three Kenyans who say they were tortured by representatives of the British administration during the colonial era. Nearly fifty years ago, during Kenya’s struggle for independence, a group known as the Mau Mau launched a guerrilla war against the colonial authorities. Its claimed that hundreds of thousands of people were detained and tortured at the hands of the colonial administration...