Following the state of emergency declared in October 1952, a violently aggressive counter insurgency was fought till 1960. Within this time official statistics say that 11,000 Mau Mau and other rebels were killed whilst just 32 white settlers during the emergency rule period. However, unofficial sources report a much higher number of deaths. The Kenyan Human Rights Commission says 90,000 Kenyans were executed during the uprising and 160,000 were detained in appalling conditions. Despite ambiguity as to the number of deaths during the bloody conflict, one thing remains clear; the UK authority’s gross misconduct towards rebellion detainees. It is reported that the detainees ‘were subjected to arbitrary killings, castrations, sexual abuse, forced labour, starvation and violence from camp guards’. This seems even harder to deny given the discovery of thousands of documents outlining the British army’s repressive tactics during the regime, which are soon be to exposed in a landmark UK case recently brought to court.