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 countrys 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.