How UK Ordered Mau Mau Files To Be Destroyed: Archives Reveal How Staff 'Cleansed' Dirty Documents Relating To Colonial Crimes
Files published by the National Archives at Kew tell how administration staff in Kenya, Uganda and Malaya ‘cleansed’ so-called dirty documents. Material which could ‘embarrass Her Majesty’s Government’ was burnt, dumped in rivers or discreetly flown to Britain to stop it falling into the hands of post-independence regimes.
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