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    The Deadly Dream of Uhuru

    “Sarah Maid of Albion,” Sarah’s Albion Blog, February 26, 2010

    In the 1950’s the word Uhuru, meaning “Freedom” in Swahili, became synonymous with what is still portrayed as the Mau Mau struggle against white Colonial rule in Kenya. Meanwhile, in the present day the Uhuru movement is a black power movement in America, whilst Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae band.

    Uhuru is a word which the liberals like to associate with black freedom fighters rising up against white oppression, or which they use to evoke images of a rich African culture usually to the backing chants of village children or some lilting and sanitised voice of ethnic African revolution, such as the late Miriam Makeba

    However, for anyone who has studied the so called struggle for freedom in Kenya and the activities of the Communist inspired Mau Mau the word has far more sinister connotations. The barbarity and cruelty practised by the Mau Mau was an early example of the daily routine sadism and savagery we now see across Africa and reveal quite how outrageous and dishonest the case currently being brought by one-time Mau Mau terrorists against the British government, over alleged torture, actually is.

    As with the so called anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa the Mau Mau killed, maimed and tortured many hundreds and possibly thousands more Africans than they did whites. Estimates vary as to how many of the peaceful majority of black Africans were killed by the mau mau between the official figure of 1,800 and up to 30,000, most of the killings being marked by the extreme levels of violence and cruelty involved. In particular the wives and children of non mau mau linked Kikuyu who were serving in the army or police force were targeted and slaughtered in significant numbers.

    Only 32 white settlers were killed by the terrorists, however, many of these murders were extraordinarily cruel and violent.

    The Ruck family, including their six year old son Michael, being a horrific example, the little boy was dispatched in his bedroom, amongst his toys, by a group of men wielding machetes. His pregnant mother Dr. Esmee Ruck, who had spent years nursing African children, had the unborn foetus literally ripped from her belly, whilst Roger Ruck was hacked to bits attempting to defend his wife and son.

    Neither sex nor age led anyone to be spared the killing of Dorothy Bruxner-Randall in March 1954 was followed swiftly by that of four year old Andrew Stephens, hacked to death with a panga in April 1954 and 83 year old Dr Charles Pentreath who died in a similar manner a fortnight later.

    Another truly horrific killing was that of Arundell Gray Leakey, brother of Victoria Cross recipient Nigel Gray Leakey, and cousin of anthropologist Louis Leakey, who, after being forced to watch the murder of his wife Mary, was taken on a forced march to the foot of Mount Kenya, where the Kikuyu believe their god Ngai lives, disembowelled and then burred upside down and alive. The killing was allegedly ordered by a witch doctor on the grounds that the gods required the blood of a White man.

    The cruelty and blood lust of the mau mau, and that which occurred in the Belgian Congo a decade later, were a foretaste of the horrors which have been visited upon the white population of South Africa in the 15 years since the end of the much reviled but, by comparison, relatively bloodless Apartheid. An aptitude for cruelty is nothing new in Africa, it has lurked at its dark heart for many centuries.

    However, have we in fact only seen the beginning of the horror in store for Africa, and beyond. There are rumours that there is far more to come, and again that blood stained word, Uhuru, makes its unwelcome appearance.

    Many people in the white SA community believe Uhuru to be a code name for a plan to commit mass genocide against whites when Mandela dies. In part this belief is due to the fact that in 1990. when Nelson Mandela was set free.
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