In particular, this approach has greatly enriched our understanding of past conflicts such as the MauMau Uprising which had been treated very differently by military historians of an earlier generation.
Colonial “rebels” such as the Herero of German South West Africa are
the living conditions for chiefs and headmen in an effort to dissuade them from participating in the MauMau war. 2 However, this did not stop some affluent chiefs and headmen to support the MauMau. 3 This underscores that the position of traditional authorities vis-à-vis supporting or opposing the