April 05, 2011
On 6 April 2011, in Britain's High Court, five Kenyans will accuse the British government of torture, including castration.
Kenyans suing UK over torture to give evidence
The three men and two women say that, in the 1950s, they suffered castration, sexual abuse and severe beatings in detention camps run by the UK government.
Britain's Times newspaper has said that 300 boxes of documents showing efforts by Britain to put down insurgency were discovered when the High Court ordered the government to produce all relevant evidence.
Historians estimate as many as 150,000 suspected members of the Mau Mau resistance movement were detained without trial between 1952 and 1960.