THE ENEMY WITHIN: LOYALISTS AND THE WAR AGAINST MAU MAU IN KENYA*

@article{Branch2007THEEW,
  title={THE ENEMY WITHIN: LOYALISTS AND THE WAR AGAINST MAU MAU IN KENYA*},
  author={D. Branch},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={2007},
  volume={48},
  pages={291 - 315}
}
  • D. Branch
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
ABSTRACT Between 1952 and 1960, the British colonial government of Kenya waged a violent counter-insurgency campaign against the Mau Mau rebels. In this effort the regime was assisted by collaborators, known as loyalists, drawn from the same communities as the insurgents. Based primarily on new archival sources, this article sets out the history of loyalism, stresses the ambiguity of allegiances during the conflict and argues that loyalism was a product of the same intellectual debates that had… Expand
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