January 17, 2014

On this day January 18th..

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

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18 January, 1953 During the height of the Mau Mau rebellion, Sir Evelyn Baring, governor of Kenya, introduced the death penalty for anyone who organized the taking of the Mau Mau oath. The British argued that the oath was often forced upon Kikuyu people. It called for the individual's death if he failed to kill a European farmer or even his own relations when ordered to do so by the organization.18 January, 1953 During the height of the Mau Mau rebellion, Sir Evelyn Baring, governor of Kenya, introduced the death penalty for anyone who organized the taking of the Mau Mau oath. The British argued that the oath was often forced upon Kikuyu people. It called for the individual's death if he failed to kill a European farmer or even his own relations when ordered to do so by the organization.

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