The Mau Mau Uprising, also known as the Mau Mau Revolt, Mau Mau Rebellion or Kenya Emergency, was a military conflict that took place in Kenya[B] between 1952 and 1960. It involved Kikuyu-dominated groups summarily called Mau Mau and elements of the British Army, the local Kenya Regiment mostly consisting of the British, auxiliaries and anti-Mau Mau Kikuyu. The capture of rebel leader Dedan Kimathi on 21 October 1956 ...
A Kenyan 'Mau Mau' freedom fighter, Waruhiu Itote, stands in the dock in a British colonial court during the 1950's Mau Mau independence rebellion. It involved a Kikuyu-dominated anti-colonial group called Mau Mau and elements of the British Army, auxiliaries and anti-Mau Mau Kikuyu. The movement was unable to capture widespread public support. The conflict set the stage for Kenyan independence in December 1963.
Prison camp: Thousands of suspected rebels were rounded up during Kenya's Mau Mau rebellion
Kenyans were tortured during Mau Mau rebellion, High Court hears - Telegraph