Noted in international affairs expert and an author Finian Cunningham is seemingly apprehensive. He fears that Britain may soon have to rue its colonial past and sing an anthem with 'chest thumping and moist eyes' "Rue Britannia, Britannia rues the waves." Earlier this month, The Guardian reported that the British government is negotiating payments to thousands of Kenyans who were detained and severely mistreated during the 1950s Mau Mau insurgency in what would be the first compensation settlement resulting from official crimes committed under imperial rule.
At least 50,000 Kenyan nationals were tortured and were inhumanly treated to crush Kenyan independence struggle. Thousands were killed and many went missing. The suppression of the Kenyan independence has been one of the bloodiest perpetrated ever by the colonial powers of yesterday. It was brutal. Britain said, 10,000 were killed and executed. But the real figure was said to be double. Britain, who now like a poodle of the United States, lectures the world on human rights; uphold humanitarian intervention in Syria ostensibly to save human lives, has been denying its brutality and crimes against humanity it perpetrated in Kenya.
In a landmark judgement the British High Court on October 5 last year espoused...