Colonialism is evil; Britain says


An international body on 20th April welcomed the acknowledgement by the British Government that they committed a number of atrocities in the country during the colonial era. Pan -African Reparations Movement chairman, J D Akumu, said plans are underway for a National Conference, which will unearth the colonial atrocities committed by the British Government.

“We will not accept any attempt to circumvent the declarations which were made in Durban, South African at the World Conference against racism,” he said. Akumu further said the British and other nations who benefited colonialism must be prepared to apologise and pay reparations.On Thursday, police in the UK said they were investigating claims that British officials committed murder, rape and torture in overcoming the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. The claims were made in a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) TV programme, White Terror, broadcast last year. More than 6,000 statements have been taken from survivors of the uprising claiming human rights abuses. A spokesman for London Metropolitan Police said anti terrorist officers were making preliminary inquiries into the claims.

Source: East African Standard