The Mau Mau uprising against British imperialism
Kenya's independence struggle in the 1950s

Publisher:  Workers Vanguard
Date Written:  14/10/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15877

In Kenya the colonial rulers imprisoned in concentration camps a large proportion of the million and a half Kikuyu people, the country’s largest ethnic group. The Mau Mau rebellion was essentially a peasant-based revolt of the landless Kikuyu people against colonial rule that had dispossessed them of their lands, the basis of their existence. Although it was ultimately defeated, the uprising forced an end to colonial rule.

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