Colonialism on agenda for King Charles visit to Kenya

By DailyNewsUG

King Charles III embarks Tuesday on a four-day trip to Kenya, his first visit as monarch to a Commonwealth nation, where any comments he makes on Britain’s colonial past will be closely scrutinised.

Charles is expected to tackle “the more painful aspects” of the UK’s historic relationship with Kenya — namely the period of British rule, which ended in 1963, Buckingham Palace has said.

This will include the “Emergency” of 1952-1960, when colonial authorities imposed a state of emergency in response to the Mau Mau guerrilla campaign against European settlers.

“His Majesty will take time during the visit to deepen his understanding of the wrongs suffered in this period by the people of Kenya,” the palace said this month, announcing the trip.

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