It’s interesting how things turn around.
“He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of low degree”
During the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya most of the Orthodox clergy in Kenya were held in concentration camps by the British, and most of the Orthodox churches were closed.
|Barack Obama’s grandfather was imprisoned and brutally tortured by the British
during the violent struggle for Kenyan independence, according to the Kenyan
family of the US President-elect.
Hussein Onyango Obama, Mr Obama’s paternal grandfather, became involved in the
Kenyan independence movement while working as a cook for a British army
officer after the war. He was arrested in 1949 and jailed for two years in a
high-security prison where, according to his family, he was subjected to
horrific violence to extract information about the growing insurgency.
|The British responded to the Mau Mau uprising with draconian violence: at
least 12,000 rebels were killed, most of them Kikuyu, but some historians
believe that the overall death toll may have been more than 50,000. In
total, just 32 European settlers were killed.