Mau Mau Uprising 1952-1960

Feb 2019
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Nigeria
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The Mau Mau uprising also called Kenya emergency, it was a resistance against the British colonial in Kenya which is believes to have started in 1952 to 1960. White colonialist maltreatment of the blacks by expulsion of Kikuyu tenants from their farmlands, hardship, corruption, poverty, improper and unequal representation of Kenyans interest gave the people a reason to revolt.
The uprising involved the prominent ethnic group in Kenya, the Kikuyu tribe among other are very vibrant in fighting against the colonialist, they joined the KAU (Kenya African Union) and quickly dominated the politics of the KAU, they replaced the moderate constitutional agenda with a militant one. The nationalist KAU which was also called Muhimu began giving Kikuyu oathing, most through intimidation and forceful threats.

To the British, the traditional oathing ceremonies were believe to bind the people to a cause against them, they felt the ceremonies was used to forcefully recruit fighter for their rebellion so the British government in Kenya retaliated by organising de-oathing ceremonies. The Muhimu started attacking Kenyans who are loyal to the British and white settle.
The actual date the rebellion started is still disputed by historian but it is recognized by some on October 1952 when the British government declared emergency in Kenya and troops were sent in to curb the rebellion. The troops carried out massive killings of the rebels and those believed to be habouring or sympathizing with the Mau Mau rebels were sent to detention camp. (fig. 150,000).

Mau Mau Uprising 1952 - 1960 - Historical Ville
 
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The Mau Mau uprising also called Kenya emergency, it was a resistance against the British colonial in Kenya which is believes to have started in 1952 to 1960. White colonialist maltreatment of the blacks by expulsion of Kikuyu tenants from their farmlands, hardship, corruption, poverty, improper and unequal representation of Kenyans interest gave the people a reason to revolt.
The uprising involved the prominent ethnic group in Kenya, the Kikuyu tribe among other are very vibrant in fighting against the colonialist, they joined the KAU (Kenya African Union) and quickly dominated the politics of the KAU, they replaced the moderate constitutional agenda with a militant one. The nationalist KAU which was also called Muhimu began giving Kikuyu oathing, most through intimidation and forceful threats.

To the British, the traditional oathing ceremonies were believe to bind the people to a cause against them, they felt the ceremonies was used to forcefully recruit fighter for their rebellion so the British government in Kenya retaliated by organising de-oathing ceremonies. The Muhimu started attacking Kenyans who are loyal to the British and white settle.
The actual date the rebellion started is still disputed by historian but it is recognized by some on October 1952 when the British government declared emergency in Kenya and troops were sent in to curb the rebellion. The troops carried out massive killings of the rebels and those believed to be habouring or sympathizing with the Mau Mau rebels were sent to detention camp. (fig. 150,000).

Mau Mau Uprising 1952 - 1960 - Historical Ville
A people fighting for its freedom always deserves to be honored and reminded. Africa [also Italy has been a colonial power] has known a subjugation to far and unknown countries. When Africans begun to realize that it was possible to go beyond this ... they did it. And I'm glad they did it.

You know what? It would be interesting to know more about what happened as soon as the Europeans colonialists lost their power in Kenya.
 
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Feb 2019
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Nigeria
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A people fighting for its freedom always deserves to be honored and reminded. Africa [also Italy has been a colonial power] has known a subjugation to far and unknown countries. When Africans begun to realize that it was possible to go beyond this ... they did it. And I'm glad they did it.

You know what? It would be interesting to know more about what happened as soon as the Europeans colonialists lost their power in Kenya.
I will start writing on that as soon as I complete the colonial series.
 
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