Mau Mau


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Mau Mau

(ˈmaʊ ˌmaʊ)
n, pl Mau Maus or Mau Mau
1. (Historical Terms) a secret political society consisting chiefly of Kikuyu tribesmen that was founded in 1952 to drive European settlers from Kenya by acts of terrorism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a secret political society consisting chiefly of Kikuyu tribesmen that was founded in 1952 to drive European settlers from Kenya by acts of terrorism
3. slang E African a Ugandan motorcycle policeman who directs traffic

Mau Mau

A Kenyan black militant and terrorist movement 1952–60.
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By JOHN KAMAUWhen the story of the search for justice for Mau Mau freedom fighters is finally written, former colonial district officer John Cato Nottingham who was buried on Friday will always feature.
Five people were charged in Turkana on Monday with defrauding residents by claiming to be members of the Mau Mau Governing Council.
One of the troupes striving to empower Africans is Mau Mau Collective and their only weapon is art.
You will see this fox around several parts of the world where Mau Mau has travelled, most recently at Chicago's Vertical Gallery (whilst also painting a few local walls and dumpsters).
Huttenbach's book is the latest addition to the literature on the Mau Mau Rebellion, an episode in African history that has been widely explored through memoirs and academic research.
The Boy Is Gone: Conversations with a Mau Mau General
The role of archival evidence was pivotal in telling the stories of the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya; the displacement of people from Diego Garcia; and the assassination of Patrice Lumumba in DRCongo, to give but three examples.
The first three chapters provide the reader with a brief background to the Mau Mau Rebellion and colonial education woven together with a memoir of the author's time as a high school teacher in Kenya before and after that country's independence.
This is what evolved into the Mau Mau Movement, and in 1952, Jomo Kenyatta, the current Kenyan President's Father, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for his involvement with the Mau Mau Movement.
The Kikuyu's continued unease with colonial rule, which brought increasing economic deprivation, ultimately led to the notorious Mau Mau Uprising of 1952-60, in which British military personnel tortured Kikuyu and other Kenyans.
This research examines the work of artists from Nairobi and Mombasa in the group, Ukoo Flani Mau Mau as a case study.
How can the Supreme Court vote in the Government's favour, saying veterans claims were out of time then give compensation to the Mau Mau veterans?