13. "If we are going to sin, we must sin quietly." To what was the attorney general of the British administration in Kenya, Eric Griffith-Jones, referring to when he said this?
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Answer: The torture of Kenyan prisoners suspected of involvement in the Mau Mau Uprising
The Mau Mau Uprising was a revolt against British colonisers in Kenya, led by Kikuyu, Meru and Embu people, though some Kikuyu were on the side of the British and members of the Kenya Regiment. Both the Mau Mau insurgents and the British and their supporters, committed war crimes, the most extreme case on the part of the Mau Mau was the Lari Massacre, where Mau Mau insurgents herded Home Guard members and their families into huts and set them on fire, attacking anyone who escaped with machetes. The British and African soldiers on their side carried out retaliation attacks, killing at least 400 Mau Mau. The British also responded to the uprising by detaining and torturing confirmed and suspected Mau Mau members, including US President Barack Obama's grandfather. Sexual assault and bodily mutilation were used as a form of torture against men and women; many detainees were hanged, choked to death by having mud forced into their mouths, burned alive or beaten to death. Although Griffith-Jones compared the detention camps to Nazi Germany, he still allowed insurgents to be tortured, suggesting they be beaten on the upper part of the body, avoiding damaging the internal organs. See the above quote about 'sinning quietly'.
Former Mau Mau members who had been tortured or castrated later made claims against the British government, and five of them were chosen to prosecute a test case, though one of them, Susan Ciong'ombe Ngondi, died. Of the remaining four, two men had been castrated, one woman was a survivor of the Hola Massacre - in which 11 prisoners in the Hola detention camp were killed, and 77 more injured - and another woman had been tortured and sexually assaulted.
Kenya became independent in 1963, and was declared a republic a year later.