Barack Obama's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, was one of those detained in the 1950s uprising against British colonial rule in Kenya. (High Court case)
On 6 April 2011, in Britain's High Court, five Kenyans will accuse the British government of torture, including castration.
( Kenyans suing UK over torture to give evidence )
The three men and two women say that, in the 1950s, they suffered castration, sexual abuse and severe beatings in detention camps run by the UK government.
Britain's Times newspaper has said that 300 boxes of documents showing efforts by Britain to put down insurgency were discovered when the High Court ordered the government to produce all relevant evidence.
Historians estimate as many as 150,000 suspected members of the Mau Mau resistance movement were detained without trial between 1952 and 1960.
The British and American military - rape, torture and murder.
UK soldiers were ordered by senior officers to torture ...
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE; THE UK MILITARY IN IRAQ
THE BRITISH ARMY - LONG HISTORY OF USING TORTURE
British torture camp where innocent prisoners were murdered