Thursday, November 18, 2010

History 10: Mau Mau in Kenyan history and geography

Images, top to bottom: agricultural land at the edge of the Aberdares National Park//farmland and homesteads on the border of the Aberdares Range//the Aberdares range, where much of the Mau Mau war was fought//the Aberdares Range//a cave used by Mau Mau fighters in the foothills of Mt Kenya//the forest in the foothills of Mt Kenya//a cave used by Mau Mau fighters in the foothills of Mt Kenya//a statue of Mau Mau leader Dedan Kimathi in central Nairobi//Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga making the pitch for constitutional reform at Uhuru Park (which has been heralded as a 'Second Republic', meant to address many of the land-related issues which fuelled Mau Mau) and which went largely un-addressed by post-Independence governments.

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